So I’m on TV again about ‘hoons’. This Sunday. From what I could infer from the tone of voice of one of the producers (or production assistants) it may not be all sweetness and light for me. Hmmm… At least they know I have passed my PhD now. I think I’ll have to repost a […]
So I was just interviewed for TV again. It is hard work trying to mediate between giving the journalists what they want and saying the things that you think need to be said. Sure knowing that I was once a ‘hoon’ is newsworthy but now I have done over 5 years of research. Both give […]
The thing about hooning is that there is always a “right time and place”.
With permission from the editors, Scott Poynting and George Morgan, here is a pdf of my chapter from the recent Outrageous!: Moral Panics in Australia (media kit) on the folk devil figure of the hoon.
CAR hoons will have their vehicles crushed and the video posted on the internet in a bid to deal with the growing defiance of speed obsessed drivers in Sydney. But first they will have to witness their car destroyed under crash test experiments in RTA labs. The Daily Telegraph is running a new version of […]