Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left

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This book is about the mass media, the New Left, and their complex relations in historical time. It tells of one fateful conflict over control of the public cultural space in a society saturated with mass media.
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Overview

This book is about the mass media, the New Left, and their complex relations in historical time. It tells of one fateful conflict over control of the public cultural space in a society saturated with mass media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520038899
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1980
  • Pages: 328

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Todd Gitlin is the author of ten books, most recently Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Image and Sound Overwhelms Our Lives (2002). He is Professor of Journalism and Sociology at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2003 Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Images of a Movement
1 Preliminaries 21
2 Versions of SDS, Spring 1965 32
3 SDS in the Spotlight, Fall 1965 78
Pt. II Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Movement
4 Organizational Crisis, 1965 127
5 Certifying Leaders and Converting Leadership to Celebrity 146
6 Inflating Rhetoric and Militancy 180
7 Elevating Moderate Alternatives: The Moment of Reform 205
8 Contracting Time and Eclipsing Context 233
9 Broadcasting and Containment 242
Pt. III Hegemony, Crisis, and Opposition
10 Media Routines and Political Crises 249
11 Seventies Going on Eighties 283
App.: Sources and Methods 293
Selected Bibliography 307
Index 319
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