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

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Main Author: Peterson, Jennifer, 1970-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
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Online Access:HathiTrust Digital Library 
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Media, Emotion, and the Public Sphere
  • 1. Mourning Matthew Shepard: Grief, Shame, and the Public Sphere
  • 2. "Hate Is Not a Laramie Value": Translating Feelings into Law
  • 3. The Murder of James Byrd Jr.: The Political Pedagogy of Melodrama
  • 4. The Visibility of Suffering, Injustice, and the Law
  • Conclusion: Feeling in the Public Sphere
  • Appendix: Text and Interview Selection
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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