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

By: Petersen, Jennifer, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 210 p.).ISBN: 9780253005212 (electronic bk.); 0253005213 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hate crimes -- United States -- Public opinion | Shepard, Matthew, -1998 | Byrd, James, -1998 | 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 | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- JournalismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings.DDC classification: 070.4/493641523 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-202) and index.

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.

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Murder, the media, and the politics of public feelings by Petersen, Jennifer, ©2011
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