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

Author: Jennifer Petersen
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the role the media play in cultivating, shaping, and directing the collective emotional response toward crime

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Petersen, Jennifer, 1970-
Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011004521
(OCoLC)692291400
Named Person: Matthew Shepard; James Byrd, Jr.; Matthew Shepard; James Byrd
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Petersen
ISBN: 9780253005212 0253005213
OCLC Number: 753560294
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 210 p.)
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.
Responsibility: Jennifer Petersen.

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"[Peterson] breaks new ground by showing how national and local media coverage interact and how popular emotion and public legislation work together." John D. Peters, University of Iowa, author of Read more...

 
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