People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements

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America has a long history of protest and rebellion. In People?s Movements, People?s Press, Bob Ostertag recounts the history of the alternative print media that has arisen out of five social movements?abolition, woman suffrage, environmental, gay liberation, and Vietnam antiwar. By telling the story of the newspapers and magazines of these movements, the author shows the power of the written word to mobilize activists behind a political cause.

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America has a long history of protest and rebellion. In People’s Movements, People’s Press, Bob Ostertag recounts the history of the alternative print media that has arisen out of five social movements—abolition, woman suffrage, environmental, gay liberation, and Vietnam antiwar. By telling the story of the newspapers and magazines of these movements, the author shows the power of the written word to mobilize activists behind a political cause.

Ostertag provides a kind of people’s history of these social movements by explaining the effect that these publications have had on both the writers and their readership. The newspapers and journals were lively forums in which to argue, express enthusiasm or frustration, mobilize, and educate. People’s Movements, People’s Press saves these publications, some with print runs of only a few hundred, from being forgotten by a new generation of readers and activists. Ostertag also chronicles the rise of well-known publications like the Liberator, Sierra, and the Advocate.

Concise, accessible, and appropriately urgent, People’s Movements, People’s Press is an important book of journalism history as well as a call to arms for young activists ready to change their world.

Bob Ostertag has written widely on political subjects, particularly those concerning Latin America. He is an associate professor of technocultural studies at the University of California at Davis and lives in San Francisco.

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Names such as Freedom's Journal, Mattachine Review and RAIN may have little resonance today, but Ostertag's succinct, well-paced study, growing out of a report commissioned by the Independent Press Association, reveals the "crucial and neglected" role they and other "social movement" journals have played, and still do, in bringing about social change. Ostertag focuses, thematically rather than chronologically, on five movements (abolition, women's suffrage, gay and lesbian liberation, Vietnam antiwar, environment). In treating the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements, he brings together the conventionally divided "story of the early `black press' and that of the predominantly white `abolitionist press.' " In treating an underground GI press, Ostertag describes how the antiwar movement in the military ("almost entirely clandestine [with] almost no identifiable organizations") found its voice. Ostertag shows how advances in printing technology (e.g., for the Whole Earth Catalog, "one of the most startlingly innovative journals in the history of publishing in America") and the gradual shift "from the sparse, privately owned media environment of the nineteenth century to the corporate media saturation of the present" alter the shape of the independent journal, but not the visionary significance of the "accidental" journalists motivated by "a sense of social justice." (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Americans have a long tradition of organizing to address grievances and social injustices, and communication has played a central role in their ability to share information and rally support. A report by Ostertag (technocultural studies, Univ. of California, Davis) on the journalism of social justice, commissioned by the Independent Press Association, served as the basis for this book. Ostertag focuses on five social movements-abolition, women's suffrage, gay and lesbian liberation, veterans against the Vietnam War, and environmentalism-and examines the resulting journalism in the context of each. He argues that the press played an integral part in the development and effectiveness of each movement and explores in great depth the interplay among the publications, the movements, and society. He also traces the central role the gay press played in documenting the AIDS crisis well before the mainstream media picked up the story. As an aside, he notes that these alternative publications are not likely to be found in most libraries but in attics and the collections of activists. This well-written book provides an excellent context for analyzing alternative journalism and should be considered for most academic and public library collections.-Judy Solberg, Seattle Univ. Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807061640
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 5/15/2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Bob Ostertag has written widely on political subjects, particularly those concerning Latin America. He is an associate professor of technocultural studies at the University of California at Davis and lives in San Francisco.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    An intriguing work

    People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism Of Social Justice Movements by Bob Ostertag (Associate Professor of Technocultural Studies at University of California, Davis) is an intriguing work on and about the impact of 'counterculture journalism'. Beginning with the nineteenth century struggles of abolitionist and suffragist newspaper forums and journalist advocacy, Ostertag continues on with gay and lesbian press, the underground GI press during the Vietnam war, and the environmental movement journalism of the past few decades. Ostertag draws upon material from obscure but powerful publications such as the 'Revolution,' 'The Advocate,' 'HomoCore,' 'LA Free Press', 'Vietnam GI,' and 'The (Fort) Lewis-McChord Free Press to illustrate how independent journalists have shaped the history of diverse social justice movements. In an age when corporate journalism is almost all that is available in the 'mainstream press', People's Movements, People's Press is clearly a book whose time is come. Ostertag closes with an especially interesting chapter that pays tribute to the Independent Press Association which was founded in 1996 by John Anner for the purpose of supporting independent publishing. In it, Ostertag speaks eloquently of the need for media reform beyond any thus far attempted. Highly recommended reading for academic library Journalism Studies reference collections, as well as social activist reading lists, People's Movements, People's Press documents relatively recent journalist history which has almost been 'lost' by the current generation who take a free press for granted.

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