Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal

  • Frank Furedi

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About this book


The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority.


childhood children Moral Ritual trust

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Furedi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46391-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33802-0
  • About this book