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Day Care as Battleground: using moral panic to locate the front lines

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While moral panic has been studied from a range of perspectives, much of this work underestimates its numerous spatial dimensions. Discussion of how place, space or location might inform a particular public moral crisis, or how moral panic is a phenomenon with significant socio-spatial causes and effects, has been left to those interested in how space and place inform social relations, to add a critical geographic perspective to moral panic analyses. Drawing on a recent episode of moral panic around a childcare centre in Sydney, this paper shows how moral panic can be used to locate the current sites of social change.
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Keywords: Moral panic; family; media; parenting; sexuality

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Macquarie University, Australia

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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