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  • A Fish Rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils

    Matt Clement

    Chapter from the book: Frederiksen M. & Harboe Knudsen I. 2021. Modern Folk Devils: Contemporary Constructions of Evil.

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    Drawing mainly on examples from France and the United Kingdom, this chapter examines the actors and institutions that carry out particular forms of victimization through prejudice, and analyses the mechanism employed by state actors to create or even boost climates of fear. Through this, the text shows how it is often those labelling others as folk devils that in the end constitute the greatest threats to society.

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    Clement, M. 2021. A Fish Rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils. In: Frederiksen M. & Harboe Knudsen I (eds.), Modern Folk Devils. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-13-6
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    Published on Dec. 13, 2021

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    https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-13-6


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