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Contributed by: Matthew Durington

Suburban Moral Panic: Teenagers, Heroin and Media

My doctoral research focused on the processes of a moral panic surrounding the deaths of multiple teenagers from heroin use in the suburb of Plano, Texas in the late 1990s into the 21st century. This research has resulted in a book contract and one article (see link attached to this project). I continue to develop ethnographic research models for the analysis of street level drug use and larger societal reactions to these phenomena.

Learning Course: ANTH 325 Moral Panics
Project Timeframe: 1998 ongoing

Community Development, Educational Outreach, Health & Wellness, Science & Technology

Families, General Community, TU Faculty/Staff, Non-Profit, TU Students, Alumni, Other Universities and Colleges

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Matthew Durington
Assistant Professor


Phone: 877-TU-Link-4U or 410-704-2678
Fax: 410-704-2152
E-mail: TUintheCommunity@towson.edu



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Last Updated: Wednesday March 31, 2010