Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots': Race, Seeing, and Resistance / Edition 1

Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots': Race, Seeing, and Resistance / Edition 1

by Darnell M. Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521578140

ISBN-13: 9780521578141

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots' explores the meanings one news organization found in the landmark events of 1992, as well as those made by fifteen groups of viewers in the events' aftermath. Combining ethnographic and experimental research, Darnell M. Hunt explores how race shapes both the construction of television news and viewers' understandings of it. In the

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Overview

Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots' explores the meanings one news organization found in the landmark events of 1992, as well as those made by fifteen groups of viewers in the events' aftermath. Combining ethnographic and experimental research, Darnell M. Hunt explores how race shapes both the construction of television news and viewers' understandings of it. In the process, he engages with longstanding debates about the power of television to shape our thoughts versus our ability to resist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521578141
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Context and Text: 2. Media, race and resistance; 3. Establishing a meaningful benchmark: the KTTV text and its assumptions; Part II. Audience: 4. Stigmatized by association: Latino-raced informants and the KTTV text; 5. Ambivalent insiders: black-raced informants and the KTTV text; 6. Innocent bystanders: white-raced informants and the KTTV text; Part III. Analysis and Conclusions: 7. Raced ways of seeing; 8. Meaning-making and resistance; Postscript; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

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