Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society
From Watts to Rodney King
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Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society by Ronald N. Jacobs
Book DescriptionSince 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, showing how they increased black visibility within white civil society and helped to form separate black public spheres in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Comparing African-American and 'mainstream' media coverage of some of the most memorable racial crises of the last forty years such as the Watts riot, the beating of Rodney King, the Los Angeles uprisings and the O. J. Simpson trial, Jacobs shows why a strong African-American press is still needed today. Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society challenges us to rethink our common understandings of communication, solidarity and democracy. Its engaging style and thorough scholarship will ensure its appeal to students, academics and the general reader interested in the mass media, race and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521623605
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ronald N. Jacobs
Space of Opinion, Paperback (November 2011)
The Space of Opinion describes and analyzes the complex space of commentary and opinion in the news media.
Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Ronald N. Jacobs
Charts the history, development and influence of the African-American Press.
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