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The Media and Moral Panics

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Children and the Media 2: Cinema – The Darkness on the Edge of Town.

The second part of our sprint through media and moral panics in the 20th century builds on the notion of childhood innocence established in Part 1 by linking ideas about age to the rise and development of cinema. In particular, Prof. Chas. Critcher outlines some of the forces – such as moral entrepreneurs / cultural guardians – and ideas behind the development of various forms of “soft censorship” through age classifications.