Keywords and moral panics:Mary Whitehouse and media censorship

McEnery, Tony (2009) Keywords and moral panics:Mary Whitehouse and media censorship. In: What's in a Word-list? Ashgate Publishing Ltd., pp. 93-124. ISBN 9780754672401

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Abstract

In this chapter I will use the analytical framework established in McEnery1 in order to investigate the moral panic encoded in the writings produced by Mary Whitehouse in the 1960s and 1970s in Britain. In so doing, I will use keywords as a way of focussing on the aboutness of the moral panic. Through a study of patterns of colligation and collocation I will explore the moral panic in the Mary Whitehouse Corpus (MWC). To begin with, however, let me briefly review both (1) the corpora used in this chapter, and (2) moral panics and the use of keywords to explore them.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1800
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 130282
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2019 10:55
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 17:31
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/130282

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