moral panic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined in 1972 by Stanley Cohen, who coined the phrase to describe media coverage of Mods and Rockers in Great Britain in the 1960s.

NounEdit

moral panic

  1. A semi-spontaneous or media-generated mass movement based on the perception that an individual, group, community, or culture is dangerously deviant and poses a menace to society. A public outcry.

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External linksEdit

Wikipedia article on 'Moral Panic'

Last modified on 19 December 2013, at 17:27