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

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Analyzing how oppressed citizens--women, African Americans, and political radicals--create their own media for, and styles of, public expression, four diverse case studies 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: 9780521461849
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Politics, Expression, and Marginality 8
2 Backchannels of Communication: Salonnieres of the French Enlightenment 33
3 Race Discrimination, Mass Media, and Public Expression: Chicago, 1934-1960 65
4 Political Marginality and Communication in Greenwich Village, 1911-1918 96
5 Contemporary Outsiders: The Libertarians 134
6 Conclusion 166
Notes 184
Bibliography 211
Index 222
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