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The Resource Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Jennifer Petersen

Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Jennifer Petersen

Label
Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.
Title
Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings
Title remainder
remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Petersen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1998, the horrific murders of Matthew Shepard- a gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming- and James Byrd Jr.- an African American man dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas- provoked a passionate public outrage. The intense media coverage of the murders made moments of violence based in racism and homophobia highly visible and which eventually led to the passage of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. The role the media played in cultivating, shaping, and directing the collective emotional response toward these crimes is the subject of this gripping new book by Jennifer Petersen. Tracing the emotional exchange from news stories to the creation of law, Petersen calls for an approach to media and democratic politics that takes into account the role of affect in the political and legal life of the nation. -- Back Cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petersen, Jennifer
Dewey number
070.4/493641523
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6773.52
LC item number
.P48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Byrd, James
  • Hate crimes
  • Gays
  • African Americans
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Mass media and gays
  • Mass media and race relations
  • Mass media
  • Gays
Label
Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Jennifer Petersen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: media, emotion, and the public sphere -- Mourning Matthew Shepard: grief, shame, and the public sphere -- "Hate is not a Laramie value": translating feelings into law -- The murder of James Byrd Jr.: the political pedagogy of melodrama -- The visibility of suffering, injustice, and the law -- Conclusion: feeling in the public sphere
Control code
692291400
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780253356598
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)692291400
Label
Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr., Jennifer Petersen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: media, emotion, and the public sphere -- Mourning Matthew Shepard: grief, shame, and the public sphere -- "Hate is not a Laramie value": translating feelings into law -- The murder of James Byrd Jr.: the political pedagogy of melodrama -- The visibility of suffering, injustice, and the law -- Conclusion: feeling in the public sphere
Control code
692291400
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780253356598
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)692291400

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