Viviene E. Cree is Professor of Social Work Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is a qualified youth and community worker and social worker, and has written and researched extensively on social work.
Introduction - Viviene E. Cree;
1. Women and children first. Contemporary Italian moral panics and the role of the state - Morena Tartari;
2. Myths, monsters and legends: negotiating an acceptable working class femininity in a marginalised and demonised Welsh locale - Dawn Mannay;
3. Making a moral panic - ‘Feral families’, family violence and welfare reforms in New Zealand: Doing the work of the state? - Liz Beddoe;
4. The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting - Sally Brown;
5. Amoral panic: The fall of the autonomous family and the rise of ‘early intervention’ - Stuart Waiton;
Afterword Maggie Mellon