Politics at the Margin: Historical Studies of Public Expression outside the Mainstream / Edition 1

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Overview

Although there is a large body of popular and scholarly literature on multiculturalism, there are few communications-oriented studies of political outsiders. Politics at the Margin fills this gap by analyzing how oppressed citizens—women, African Americans, and political radicals—create their own media for, and styles of, public expression. The book contains four diverse case studies of outsiders (three historical, one contemporary) that shed light on the experience of people who have traditionally been excluded from mainstream political life.

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"Herbst nicely integrates oral history with close textual readings of important political discourse...thought-provoking." Journal of American History

"Overall, Herbst's study is imaginative, innovative, and informative..." American Journal of Sociology

"Overall, Herbst's study is imaginative, innovative, and informative..." American Journal of Sociology

"Herbst nicely integrates oral history with close textual readings of important political discourse to offer a thought-provoking examination of these case studies. this work is important to scholars interested in cross-disciplinary work in history, political science, and communication studies." Dayle C. Hardy-Short, Journal of American History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521477635
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. Politics, expression, and marginality; 2. Backchannels of communication: salonnières of the French Enlightenment; 3. Race discrimination, mass media, and public expression: Chicago, 1934-1960; 4. Political marginality and communication in Greenwich village, 1911-1918; 5. Contemporary outsiders: the libertarians; Conclusion, Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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