Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King / Edition 1

Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King / Edition 1

by Ronald N. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521625785

ISBN-13: 9780521625784

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the early nineteenth century, African-Americans have turned to Black newspapers to monitor the mainstream media and to develop alternative interpretations of public events. Ronald Jacobs tells the stories of these newspapers—in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles—for the first time, comparing African-American and "mainstream" media coverage of racial

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Overview

Since the early nineteenth century, African-Americans have turned to Black newspapers to monitor the mainstream media and to develop alternative interpretations of public events. Ronald Jacobs tells the stories of these newspapers—in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles—for the first time, comparing African-American and "mainstream" media coverage of racial crises such as the Watts riot, the beating of Rodney King, the Los Angeles uprisings and the O. J. Simpson trial. In an engaging yet scholarly style, Jacobs shows us why a strong African-American press is still needed today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521625784
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 2. Race, media and multiple publics; 3. Historicizing the public sphere(s): New York, Los Angeles, Chicago; 4. The Watts uprisings of 1965; 5. The Rodney King beating; 6. Rodney King 1992; 7. Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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