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Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2014

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The social history of a ‘moral panic’ in Nigeria

It’s déjà vu all over again. Thirty five years ago, Stuart Hall and colleagues wrote one of the founding works of Cultural Studies, Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State, and Law and Order. They wanted to understand the situation of a curious ‘crisis’ gripping the British population, largely through its media: mugging. As Hall et