“An interdisciplinary eye-opener, grounded in the fields of childhood, media, gender and cultural studies, Snatched: Child Abductions in U.S. News Media offers a careful analysis of one of the most daunting moral panics of our time. But the book goes well beyond that specific social concern – it uses it as a lens for understanding age, race and gender hierarchies within our society and culture, and the journalistic practices of telling us stories about them. An original, engaging, intellectually illuminating and socially nuanced analysis supported by vivid illustrations of “parents’ worst nightmare” that will enrich the bookshelf of anyone who cares about children, families, and the world around them.”

Dr. Dafna Lemish, Dean, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and founding editor of the Journal of Children and Media