Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2007

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073441

Bookseller Code (06)


The child at risk

paedophiles, media responses and public opinion

Anneke Meyer

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides explanations for emotive collective responses which go beyond the media and the moral panic approach
  • Offers a detailed analysis of attitudes and forms of understanding of paedophilia
  • Challenges the very discourses which underlie much academic work in this field
  • Includes critical discourse analysis of the Guardian and the News of the World, as well as using focus group and documentary research

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