O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the Construction of Reality / Edition 1

O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the Construction of Reality / Edition 1

by Darnell M. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521624681

ISBN-13: 9780521624688

Pub. Date: 03/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Darnell M. Hunt explores the relationship between social identity (race, class, gender, etc.), our perceptions of everyday reality and the O. J. Simpson double murder trial to ask: why was America so obsessed by this case? Why were so many people invested in particular outcomes? And what are we to make of the apparent racial divide in attitudes about the case

Overview

Darnell M. Hunt explores the relationship between social identity (race, class, gender, etc.), our perceptions of everyday reality and the O. J. Simpson double murder trial to ask: why was America so obsessed by this case? Why were so many people invested in particular outcomes? And what are we to make of the apparent racial divide in attitudes about the case captured by the opinion polls? O. J. Facts and Fictions tackles these questions and considers the implications for race relations in the United States at the dawn of the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624688
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
477,619
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: knowing O.J.; Part I. Theory: 1. O. J. and ritual; 2. O. J. and politics; Part II. News Construction: 3. Press rites and O. J. wrongs: behind the scenes at 'camp O. J.'; 4. Celebrating the process: O. J. and KTLA-TV; 5. (Re)affirming official sources: O. J. and the Los Angeles Times; 6. (Il) legitimate transgressions: O. J. and the Los Angeles Sentinel; Part III. Audience Reception: 7. Raced ways of seeing O. J.; 8. Raced ways of seeing O. J. revisited; Part IV. Conclusions: 9. O. J. and reality; Appendices.

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