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

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

by Ronald N. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 052162360X

ISBN-13: 9780521623605

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

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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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:
9780521623605
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Race, media, and multiple publics19
2Historicizing the public spheres: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago31
3The Watts uprisings of 196554
4The Rodney King beating81
5Rodney King 1992113
Conclusion140
Notes152
Bibliography175
Index186

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