Moral Panics – BCM 215 Contextual Report


The Idea and the Pitch

In my pitch I outlined my interest in the phenomena known as moral panics. A concept which found to have clear and direct links to game media. I wanted to explore the moral panics which were at the forefront of social and mainstream media  at the moment. I decided to compliment this by looking at previous moral panics and wanted expand further by exploring how moral panics may come to be in the future. 

In my pitch I outlined the preliminary research I had done and used that to decide on a an analytical framework I could use to tackle the topic. More on that a bit later. What was important to note in my initial research was the foundations of term moral panic actually came after its first instances. I learn that while the term was coined in the 60s instances of the theory…

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