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Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression : The Black Panther Party

By: Davenport, Christian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (262 p.).ISBN: 9780511657221.Subject(s): African Americans --California --San Francisco Bay Area --Politics and government --20th century | Black Panther Party --Press coverage --California --San Francisco Bay Area --History | Civil rights movements --California --San Francisco Bay Area --History --20th century | Journalism --Objectivity --United States | Journalism --Political aspects --United States | San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) --Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression : The Black Panther PartyDDC classification: 322.4/20973 | 322.4209794 LOC classification: E185.615.D384 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Figures; Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression; Introduction; Event Cataloging and the Birth of Conflict Studies; Explaining the Rashomon Effect; The Meaning of Rashomon; Outline; Part I: Conceptualization; 1 Objectivity and Subjectivity in Event Catalogs; 2 The Rashomon Effect, Observation, and Data Generation; 3 Understanding State Repressive Behavior; Part II: Cases; 4 The Black Panther Party vs. the United States, 1967-1973: BACKGROUND
5 An Event Catalog of Dissent and Repression: THE BPP IN THE BAY AREA6 A Mosaic of Coercion; Part III: Conclusion; 7 Conflict, Events, and Catalogs; Appendix: THE BLACK PANTHER-U.S. GOVERNMENT EVENT CATALOG; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book examines the information reported by the media regarding the interaction between the Black Panther Party and government agents in the Bay Area of California (1967-1973).
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Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Figures; Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression; Introduction; Event Cataloging and the Birth of Conflict Studies; Explaining the Rashomon Effect; The Meaning of Rashomon; Outline; Part I: Conceptualization; 1 Objectivity and Subjectivity in Event Catalogs; 2 The Rashomon Effect, Observation, and Data Generation; 3 Understanding State Repressive Behavior; Part II: Cases; 4 The Black Panther Party vs. the United States, 1967-1973: BACKGROUND

5 An Event Catalog of Dissent and Repression: THE BPP IN THE BAY AREA6 A Mosaic of Coercion; Part III: Conclusion; 7 Conflict, Events, and Catalogs; Appendix: THE BLACK PANTHER-U.S. GOVERNMENT EVENT CATALOG; Bibliography; Index

This book examines the information reported by the media regarding the interaction between the Black Panther Party and government agents in the Bay Area of California (1967-1973).

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Davenport (Univ. of Notre Dame) continues his work in the area of political repression. The book explores the question of why the Black Panther Party in the San Francisco Bay Area of California was "harassed, beaten up, wiretapped, arrested, shot, and tried by authorities throughout the United States." While research on the Black Panther Party is voluminous, Davenport's effort claims to be the first systematic study of the party. He overcame a number of methodological challenges. Davenport employed the "event cataloging" technique and collected information from five newspapers both in and outside the Bay Area to track who did what to whom in the relationship between the party and the police. This is an outstanding, meticulous effort that demonstrates that the perspective of the media outlet frames coverage of the actors involved. Davenport finds that media accepting of the government repression will focus on the actions of the dissidents as the cause of the controversy, notwithstanding government actions. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, graduate students, and research faculty. M. K. Fauntroy George Mason University

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