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The Search for Justice in a Media Age: Reading Stephen Lawrence and Louise Woodward
     

The Search for Justice in a Media Age: Reading Stephen Lawrence and Louise Woodward

by Siobhan Holohan
 

ISBN-10: 0754643808

ISBN-13: 9780754643807

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the late 1990s, British nanny Louise Woodward was convicted for manslaughter rather than murder for the death of a baby in the US. Lawrence was a black teen murdered by white men named in the UK press, but never held legally responsible. In a case study approach to these widely publicized cases, Holohan (Staffordshire U., UK) overviews scholarship in the field of

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In the late 1990s, British nanny Louise Woodward was convicted for manslaughter rather than murder for the death of a baby in the US. Lawrence was a black teen murdered by white men named in the UK press, but never held legally responsible. In a case study approach to these widely publicized cases, Holohan (Staffordshire U., UK) overviews scholarship in the field of media communication and social relations, and compares these cases to similar ones with different outcomes. He draws on psychoanalytic concepts and Girard's anthropological theory of the evolution of law and social order in arguing that these discrepancies were due to race, class, or gender factors. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754643807
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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