社会学essay代写 public scandal and moral panics

社会学essay代写

public scandal and moral panics

社会学essay代写 You can supplement your media sources with other primary documents, including government speeches, parliamentary debates

For this essay you are required to choose a case study and present an argument as to whether or not this constituted a moral panic. Thus, your essay question will be:

Does [insert case study here] constitute a moral panic?

For example, does the arrival of asylum seekers in Australia via boat constitute a moral panic?  社会学essay代写

You can use a case study examined in class, but you are encouraged to choose another one. Some examples are: the decline in Australia's birth rate, cancel culture, COVID 19, HIV/AIDS, panics over wind turbines, drug panics (for example, ecstasy or Ice), the crisis in masculinity, assisted reproduction, the application of gene technology, border protection, climate change, foetal alcohol syndrome, surrogacy, child sex abuse and same sex parenting or marriage. Alternatively, you could focus on a ‘folk devil’. This could be, for example, the ‘boat person’, the ‘teen mother’ or the ‘dole bludger’. If you choose a topic that is not in this list or covered in the course speak to your tutor to make sure you have chosen wisely.

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Your essay must contain the following elements:


  1. You must include moral panic theory.There are a few to choose from—choose one only; for example, the attributional or processual model, or the model developed in Hall et al. (1978) focusing on consensus and state hegemony.

  2. You must include another theory we've discussed in lecture. Examples are: scandal theory, moral regulation, moral dialogues, heteronormativity, stigma, intersectionality.

  3. Find a number of media articleson the issue—enough to give you an overview of the way in which the media is discussing the matter. Examine these media articles according to the language being used and stereotypes being mobilised. You need to consider whether media coverage of the event fits into the ‘moral panic’ framework. Some questions you should consider are: is one group of people being ‘demonised’? Are headlines overly dramatic? Do the story and the headline match? Are facts being presented as evidence? What is it about these media articles that makes you think this is (or isn’t) a ‘moral panic’


  • You can supplement your media sources with other primary documents, including government speeches, parliamentary debates, pamphlets from primary claims makers, etc. You could also look at folk devils ‘fighting back’ through activist newsletters or pamphlets, for example. You may also like to consider legislation that has been implemented in response to the panic.  社会学essay代写


  1. Gather evidence about the issue and analyse it yourself. In order to do this you are to find relevant academic journal articlesabout the issue (via Google Scholaror the library search engine)and/or data on reliable government websites such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics. What is the story presented here? What are the statistics (if relevant; remember also to be critical of the use of statistics)? Do the academic studies contrast markedly with the media story? For this part, you need to demonstrate research using new academic articles you have found for yourself.

If you want to argue that your case study represented a moral panic you need to show that the media reports, etc. misrepresented what was ‘really happening’ (disproportionality is key to moral panics).  社会学essay代写

If you want to argue that your case study did not represent a moral panic there are a number of ways you could approach this. For example, you could show that the fear/ outrage generated in the media was proportionate to that contained within the event itself. You could argue that the ‘folk devils’ of your case study were not generated through a moral panic but are, rather, a stigmatised group. Alternatively, you could argue that your case study fits into some but not all components of moral panic theory (this is a neither yes nor no approach to the question).

Your essay needs to be structured according to the general standards of an academic essay.

Introduction:  社会学essay代写


  • This should be the first paragraph (i.e. one paragraph only and the first paragraph)

  • This should tell us what your case study is, what moral panic theory you are using, and whether or not your case study constituted a moral panic (this is your argument). Briefly tell us why it does, or why it does not, constitute a moral panic.

Body of your essay:


  • Each paragraph should start with a clear topic sentencethat relates to your argument. You should spend the rest of the paragraph supporting this topic sentence with evidence.

  • At least one paragraph needs to talk about moral panic theory(point 1 above). Alternatively, moral panic theory needs to be integrated into your analysis of media and academic sources.

  • At least one paragraph needs to talk about an additional theory(point 2 above). Alternatively, this theory needs to be integrated into your analysis of media and academic sources.

  • At least one paragraph needs to talk about media representationsof the event (point 2 above)

  • At least one paragraph needs to talk abouthow academics have framed the issue (i.e. make an argument as to what was ‘really going on’) (part 3 above)

Conclusion:  社会学essay代写


  • State what you argued and how you supported your argument.

References

Please use intext referencing, including page numbers for all information/ideas as well as direct quotations. You are free to choose the style of intext referencing, eg Harvard,

Include in your References Liist ALL of the sources you have used: media articles, journal articles from the Reader, other academic articles or books you have sourced as well as any websites you have used.

See the Rubric for the Assessment criteria

Here's a sample of writings that may help you further:

Critcher, Chas. 2002. Media, government and moral panic: The politics of paedophilia in Britain 2000-1. Journalism Studies 3 (4):521-535.

Hier, Sean P. 2002. Raves, risks and the ecstacy panic: A case study in the subversive nature of moral regulation. Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie:33-57.

Gilman, Sander L (2010), “The art of medicine. Moral panic and pandemics” in The Lancet, Vol 375, May 29.

Jenkins, Philip (2004), Moral panic: Changing concepts of the child molester in modern America: Yale University Press.  社会学essay代写

Jenkins, Philip (1994), “The ice age” the social construction of a drug panic. Justice Quarterly 11 (1):7-31.

Jenkins, Philip (1992), The Ritual Abuse Cases (Chapter 8), In Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain, Aldine De Gruyter, New York.

Lancaster, Kari, Alison Ritter, and Hal Colebatch. 2014. Problems, policy and politics: making sense of Australia's ‘ice epidemic’. Policy Studies 35 (2):147-171.

Lupton, Deborah (2001), “Constructing ‘road rage’ as news: Analysis of two Australian newspapers”, Australian Journal of Communication, Vol 28(3), pp. 23-35.

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