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The whole world is watching : mass media in the making and unmaking of the New Left / Todd Gitlin.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0520038894

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Subjects College students -- Political activity -- United States.
College students -- Political activity.
Derecha e izquierda (Política) -- EE. UU.
Estudiantes universitarios -- EE. UU. -- Actividad política.
Étudiants -- États-Unis -- Activité politique.
Gauche (science politique) -- États-Unis.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Massacommunicatie.
Massenmedien.
Médias -- Aspect politique -- États-Unis.
Médias -- États-Unis.
Médias et politique -- États-Unis.
Mouvements étudiants -- États-Unis.
Neue Linke.
New Left -- United States.
New Left.
Politics and government
Protestbewegung.
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Students for a Democratic Society.
Students for a democratic society (États-Unis)
USA.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States.
Description xiii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318) and index.
Summary "The whole world is watching!" chanted the demonstrators in the Chicago streets in 1968, as the TV cameras beamed images of police cracking heads into homes everywhere. Acclaimed media critic Todd Gitlin first scrutinizes major news coverage in the early days of the antiwar movement. Drawing on his own experiences (he was president of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1963-64) and on interviews with key activists and news reporters, he shows in detail how the media first ignore new political developments, then select and emphasize aspects of the story that treat movements as oddities. He then demonstrates how the media glare made leaders into celebrities and estranged them from their movement base how it inflated the importance of revolutionary rhetoric, destabilizing the movement, then promoted "moderate" alternatives--all the while spreading the antiwar message. Finally, Gitlin draws together a theory of news coverage as a form of anti-democratic social management--which he sees at work also in media treatment of the anti-nuclear and other later movements [Publisher description].
Contents Introduction -- Images of a Movement -- Preliminaries -- Versions of SDS, Spring 1965 -- SDS in the Spotlight, Fall 1965 -- Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Movement -- Organizational Crisis, 1965 -- Certifying Leaders and Converting Leadership to Celebrity -- Inflating Rhetoric and Militancy -- Elevating Moderate Alternatives: The Moment of Reform -- Contracting Time and Eclipsing Context -- Broadcasting and Containment -- Hegemony, Crisis, and Opposition -- Media Routines and Political Crises -- Seventies Going on Eighties -- Appendix on Sources and Methods.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6040584
(OCoLC)ocm06040584
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gitlin, Todd.
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