Trick-or-treating on the Presidio. Public Domain.

Poisoned Halloween Candy: Sociological Debunking

This time of year, it’s always worth revisiting Norton Sociology’s excellent short interview between Karen Sternheimer and Joel Best — five minutes on moral panic, the difficulty of contradicting cultural scripts with hard evidence (#fakenews!), and why educators should let holidays into the classroom. Check out Norton’s youtube channel for more great interviews!

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Sarah Taylor

January 17, 2019

Halloween developed to be a candy & costume festival from a festival about spirits & ghosts. I am collecting some data to Write My Dissertation and I want to know where did Halloween originate and does Halloween have bad history?

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