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Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings [electronic resource] : remembering Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. / Jennifer Petersen.

Author/Creator:
Petersen, Jennifer, 1970-
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (222 p.)
Subjects:
Hate crimes -- United States -- Public opinion.
Gays -- Crimes against -- United States.
African Americans -- Crimes against.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Mass media and gays -- United States.
Mass media and race relations -- United States.
Mass media -- United States -- Influence.
Shepard, Matthew, d. 1998.
Byrd, James, d. 1998.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-23589-7
9786613235893
0-253-00521-3
OCLC:
753560294
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