The Resource Communicating whiteness : the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, by Meaghan Curry

Communicating whiteness : the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, by Meaghan Curry

Label
Communicating whiteness : the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan
Title
Communicating whiteness
Title remainder
the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan
Statement of responsibility
by Meaghan Curry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study analyzes the change in the language and methods of communication of the Ku Klux Klan toward their intended audience. The use of whiteness, the social construction of race for personal advancement and domination, by Klan members is examined and deconstructed. Fourteen newsletters from 1980 to 1995 from various Klan organizations and the Klan Web site, www.kukluxklan.org, are examined. The literature review presents an analysis of the racist discourse of white supremacists using critical race theory as a guide and method of inquiry. Ideological content analysis is used as the method of analysis. The author of this report concludes that the language of racialism is advancing toward a publicly acceptable, less racist rhetoric. The ability of supremacist writers to manipulate language when they deem necessary is a significant advance. A substantial change in the Klan message lies in the use of mass media as opposed to community newsletters and in the Klan's greater understanding of the influence of acceptable forms of publicity. The need for analysis and for further research of this topic lies in the ability of supremacist discourse to attract and direct members of a society who are vulnerable to such persuasion, and then shape those individuals into racism's ideological mold. The review of continually adapting racist discourse and methods of communication of racist groups will serve to benefit Eurocentric societies. It is through the study and exposure of extreme racist discourse that members of a society may examine and then work to change non-extremist discourse and thus combat everyday racism in society
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curry, Meaghan
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • White supremacy movements
  • Racism
Target audience
specialized
Label
Communicating whiteness : the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, by Meaghan Curry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 319-327)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
63681151
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 327 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Communicating whiteness : the changing rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, by Meaghan Curry
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 319-327)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
63681151
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 327 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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