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The Resource O.J. Simpson facts and fictions : news rituals in the construction of reality, Darnell M. Hunt

O.J. Simpson facts and fictions : news rituals in the construction of reality, Darnell M. Hunt

Label
O.J. Simpson facts and fictions : news rituals in the construction of reality
Title
O.J. Simpson facts and fictions
Title remainder
news rituals in the construction of reality
Statement of responsibility
Darnell M. Hunt
Title variation
O. J. Simpson Facts & Fictions
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Abundant popular discourses surround the O. J. Simpson double murder case. By contrast, Darnell M. Hunt scrutinizes these very discourses in order to further our understanding of the interests underlying them. Exploring the relationships between O. J.'s trial, the social location of television viewers (their race, gender and class) and everyday consciousness of social issues, his textual and audience analyses consider the incredible allure of the trial as 'media event'. Looking beyond the obvious explanations of celebrity, scandal and voyeurism, Dr Hunt asks: why was America so obsessed by this case? Why were so many people interested in particular outcomes? and what are we to make of the apparent racial divide in attitudes about the case, as shown in the opinion polls? O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions incorporates insights from sociology and cultural studies to examine the implications for race relations in the United States at the dawn of the new millennium
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Hunt, Darnell M
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.T4
LC item number
H855 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simpson, O. J
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Public opinion
  • Television viewers
  • Mass media and race relations
  • United States
Label
O.J. Simpson facts and fictions : news rituals in the construction of reality, Darnell M. Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Knowing O. J. -- Pt. I. Theory -- 1. O. J. and ritual -- 2. O. J. and politics -- Pt. II. News construction -- 3. Press rites and O. J. wrongs: behind the scenes at "Camp O. J." -- 4. Celebrating the process: O. J. and KTLA-TV -- 5. (Re)affirming official sources: O. J. and the Los Angeles Times -- 6. (Il)legitimate transgressions: O. J. and the Los Angeles Sentinel -- Pt. III. Audience reception -- 7. Raced ways of seeing O. J. -- 8. Raced ways of seeing O. J. -- revisited -- Pt. IV. Conclusions -- 9. O. J. and reality -- App. 1. Page-one O. J. narratives, Los Angeles Times, January 25-October 4, 1995 -- App. 2. Page-one O. J. narratives, Los Angeles Sentinel, January 25-October 5, 1995 -- App. 3. Emerging discussion themes, by group, March 30, 1995 -- App. 4. Emerging discussion themes, by group, August 1, 1995 -- App. 5. Transcript of Primetime text -- App. 6. Transcript of KTLA text -- App. 7. Logistic regression of perceptions about Simpson's innocence or guilt on race, gender, education, family income, interviewer race, and perceptions of criminal justice system bias
Control code
CR9780511489204
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511489204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
O.J. Simpson facts and fictions : news rituals in the construction of reality, Darnell M. Hunt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Knowing O. J. -- Pt. I. Theory -- 1. O. J. and ritual -- 2. O. J. and politics -- Pt. II. News construction -- 3. Press rites and O. J. wrongs: behind the scenes at "Camp O. J." -- 4. Celebrating the process: O. J. and KTLA-TV -- 5. (Re)affirming official sources: O. J. and the Los Angeles Times -- 6. (Il)legitimate transgressions: O. J. and the Los Angeles Sentinel -- Pt. III. Audience reception -- 7. Raced ways of seeing O. J. -- 8. Raced ways of seeing O. J. -- revisited -- Pt. IV. Conclusions -- 9. O. J. and reality -- App. 1. Page-one O. J. narratives, Los Angeles Times, January 25-October 4, 1995 -- App. 2. Page-one O. J. narratives, Los Angeles Sentinel, January 25-October 5, 1995 -- App. 3. Emerging discussion themes, by group, March 30, 1995 -- App. 4. Emerging discussion themes, by group, August 1, 1995 -- App. 5. Transcript of Primetime text -- App. 6. Transcript of KTLA text -- App. 7. Logistic regression of perceptions about Simpson's innocence or guilt on race, gender, education, family income, interviewer race, and perceptions of criminal justice system bias
Control code
CR9780511489204
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511489204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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