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Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society : From Watts to Rodney King - Ronald N. Jacobs

Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society

From Watts to Rodney King

Paperback Published: 15th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521625784
Number Of Pages: 204

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Since the early nineteenth century, African-Americans have turned to Black newspapers to monitor the mainstream media and to develop alternative interpretations of public events. Ronald Jacobs tells the stories of these newspapers--in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles--for the first time, comparing African-American and "mainstream" media coverage of racial crises such as the Watts riot, the beating of Rodney King, the Los Angeles uprisings and the O. J. Simpson trial. In an engaging yet scholarly style, Jacobs shows us why a strong African-American press is still needed today.

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"This compact work should appeal to those studying race, conflict, and the role of media in society, particularly the different roles that 'big' and 'small' media may play... The book provides valuable insights into the processes of journalistic and societal framings of racial issues during the latter half of the twentieth century... In total, the book makes a compelling argument for the black press as a unique voice, not a substitute for participation in the mainstream media... Jacob's book brings us face-to-face with questions that will color our view of our multicultural world for years to come." Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Contemporary Sociology

Race, media and multiple publics
Historicizing the public sphere(s): New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
The Watts uprisings of 1965
The Rodney King beating
Rodney King 1992
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ISBN: 9780521625784
ISBN-10: 0521625785
Series: Cambridge Cultural Social Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 15th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36

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