By Jonathan Markovitz
Racial Spectacles: Explorations in Media, Race, and Justice examines the an important position the media has performed in circulating and shaping nationwide dialogues approximately race through representations of crime and racialized violence. Jonathan Markovitz argues that mass media "racial spectacles" usually paintings to shore up racist stereotypes, yet that in addition they supply possibilities to problem popular conceptions of race, and will be seized upon as automobiles for social protest. This booklet explores a chain of mass media spectacles revolving round the information, prime-time tv, Hollywood cinema, and the web that experience both relied upon, reconfigured, or helped to build collective stories of race, crime, and (in)justice. The case experiences explored contain the Scottsboro interracial rape case of the Nineteen Thirties, the Kobe Bryant rape case, the l. a. Police Department’s "Rampart scandal," the Abu Ghraib photos, and a chain of racist incidents on the college of California.
This ebook will end up to be very important not just for classes on race and media, but in addition for any reader attracted to problems with the media's position in social justice.