Nazis, Pollution, and no Sex

@article{Esser2004NazisPA,
  title={Nazis, Pollution, and no Sex},
  author={Frank Esser and U. Hartung},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={1040 - 1071}
}
This article briefly summarizes the German research literature on scandal and then outlines a theory of scandal as a socially constructed communication pattern. The theory distinguishes macro- and micro-level approaches for addressing the question of which malfunctions a society selects for scandal. The manifest and latent functions of scandals are discussed with special emphasis on the role of the mass media. The authors’concept of scandal is linked to the concept of political culture. The… Expand
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