I Read the News Today: The Social Drama of John Lennon's Death

I Read the News Today: The Social Drama of John Lennon's Death

by Fred Fogo
     
 

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In I Read the News Today, Fred Fogo examines the ways in which John Lennon's brutal killing in 1980 and the commentary on it are part of a larger context of social disturbance that calls into question fundamental social meanings and relationships and sets visibly into conflict forces of stability and change. Fogo analyzes the print media responses to Lennon's death

Overview

In I Read the News Today, Fred Fogo examines the ways in which John Lennon's brutal killing in 1980 and the commentary on it are part of a larger context of social disturbance that calls into question fundamental social meanings and relationships and sets visibly into conflict forces of stability and change. Fogo analyzes the print media responses to Lennon's death in the theoretical contexts of anthropologist Victor Turner's paradigm of social drama and mass communication scholar James Carey's ritual view of mass communication. Fogo suggests that Present day conflicts may be understood better by examining the way a particular segment of American society, the sixties generation, has made sense of its collective experience and its relation to society in the process of attributing symbolic meaning to one of its major icons, John Lennon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822630340
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/10/1994
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Fred Fogo is associate professor of communication at Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

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