Familiar Strangers, Juvenile Panic and the British Press

The Decline of Social Trust
1st ed. 2016. Buch. x, 254 S.: Bibliographien. Hardcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-1-137-52994-7
Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm
Gewicht: 465 g
In englischer Sprache
This book argues that Britain is gripped by an endemic and ongoing panic about the position of children in society – which frames them as, alternately, victims and threats. It argues the press is a key player in promoting this discourse, which is rooted in a wide-scale breakdown in social trust.
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Directly addresses key issues and debates of public interest in the UK, including the Jimmy Savile inquiries, criminal prosecutions of elderly paedophiles, and inquiries into allegations of historical abuse by politicians Provides historical context with an overview of the evolution of perceptions and representations of children and childhood down the centuries One of the first empirically based books to analyse the way in which readers contribute and respond to newspaper narratives in posts on discussion threads