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The Resource The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left, Todd Gitlin

The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left, Todd Gitlin

Label
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left
Title
The whole world is watching
Title remainder
mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left
Statement of responsibility
Todd Gitlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The whole world is watching!" chanted the demonstrators in the Chicago streets in 1968, as the TV cameras beamed images of police cracking heads into homes everywhere. Acclaimed media critic Todd Gitlin first scrutinizes major news coverage in the early days of the antiwar movement. Drawing on his own experiences (he was president of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1963-64) and on interviews with key activists and news reporters, he shows in detail how the media first ignore new political developments, then select and emphasize aspects of the story that treat movements as oddities. He then demonstrates how the media glare made leaders into celebrities and estranged them from their movement base how it inflated the importance of revolutionary rhetoric, destabilizing the movement, then promoted "moderate" alternatives--all the while spreading the antiwar message. Finally, Gitlin draws together a theory of news coverage as a form of anti-democratic social management--which he sees at work also in media treatment of the anti-nuclear and other later movements [Publisher description]
  • "The whole world is watching!" chanted the demonstrators in the Chicago streets in 1968, as the TV cameras beamed images of police cracking heads into homes everywhere. Acclaimed media critic Todd Gitlin first scrutinizes major news coverage in the early days of the antiwar movement. Drawing on his own experiences (he was president of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1963-64) and on interviews with key activists and news reporters, he shows in detail how the media first ignore new political developments, then select and emphasize aspects of the story that treat movements as oddities. He then demonstrates how the media glare made leaders into celebrities and estranged them from their movement base how it inflated the importance of revolutionary rhetoric, destabilizing the movement, then promoted "moderate" alternatives--all the while spreading the antiwar message. Finally, Gitlin draws together a theory of news coverage as a form of anti-democratic social management--which he sees at work also in media treatment of the anti-nuclear and other later movements [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gitlin, Todd
Dewey number
302.2/3
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
G57
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Mass media
  • College students
  • New Left
  • United States
  • Estudiantes universitarios
  • Derecha e izquierda (Política)
  • Médias
  • Étudiants
  • Massacommunicatie
  • New Left
  • Mouvements étudiants
  • Médias
  • Médias et politique
  • Gauche (science politique)
  • Massenmedien
  • Neue Linke
  • Protestbewegung
Label
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left, Todd Gitlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [307]-318
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 -- Images of a Movement -- Preliminaries -- Versions of SDS, Spring 1965 -- SDS in the Spotlight, Fall 1965 -- Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Movement -- Organizational Crisis, 1965 -- Certifying Leaders and Converting Leadership to Celebrity -- Inflating Rhetoric and Militancy -- Elevating Moderate Alternatives: The Moment of Reform -- Contracting Time and Eclipsing Context -- Broadcasting and Containment -- Hegemony, Crisis, and Opposition -- Media Routines and Political Crises -- Seventies Going on Eighties -- Appendix on Sources and Methods
Control code
6040584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780520038899
Lccn
78068835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)46545
Label
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the New Left, Todd Gitlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [307]-318
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 -- Images of a Movement -- Preliminaries -- Versions of SDS, Spring 1965 -- SDS in the Spotlight, Fall 1965 -- Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Movement -- Organizational Crisis, 1965 -- Certifying Leaders and Converting Leadership to Celebrity -- Inflating Rhetoric and Militancy -- Elevating Moderate Alternatives: The Moment of Reform -- Contracting Time and Eclipsing Context -- Broadcasting and Containment -- Hegemony, Crisis, and Opposition -- Media Routines and Political Crises -- Seventies Going on Eighties -- Appendix on Sources and Methods
Control code
6040584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780520038899
Lccn
78068835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)46545

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