Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal (BOK)

Frank Furedi

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Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust examines the sociological meaning of the sudden transformation of Jimmy Savile, the cultural icon, into the personification of evil. The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This exploration of the emergence of a moral crusade explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority. This is a work of public sociology that seeks to explore the social dimensions of a cultural drama as it unfolds. Through situating this scandal in a wider historical perspective this study outlines the distinctive features of a 21st century moral crusade.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Frank Furedi
ISBN 9781137338013
Antall sider 116 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 304 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Sociology, Crime & criminology, Child abuse, Sexual abuse & harassment