The Resource Popular Trials : Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law

Popular Trials : Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law

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Popular Trials : Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law
Title
Popular Trials
Title remainder
Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary scholarship illustrates the law's increasingly powerful role in American life; legal education, in turn, has focused on the problems and techniques of communication. This book addresses these interests through critical study of eight popular trials: the 17th-century trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, and the 20th-century trials of Scopes, the Rosenbergs, the Chicago Seven, the Catonsville Nine, John Hinckley, Claus von Bulow, and San Diego Mayor Larry Hedgecock. Such trials spark major public debates, become symbols of public life, and legitimize particular beliefs and institutions. Despite high visibility and drama, however, the popular trial has not received sufficient study as persuasive event. Lying at the intersection of the institutional practices of law and the mass media, the popular trial has confounded study according to the conventional assumptions of scholarship in both law and communication studies. This volume defines popular trials as a genre of public communication, a genre that includes trials unusually prominent within public discourse. Further, popular trials are often characterize by special media presentations through televised coverage of the trial itself and news analysis, intense audience identification with the principal actors, and political and social consequences independent of the legal action. The essays in this volume stress the rhetorical functions of popular trials. Contributors in addition to the editor include Lawrance M. Bernabo, Barry Brummett, Celeste Michelle Condit, Juliet Dee, Susan J. Drucker, J. Justin Gustainis, Janice Platt Hunold, William Lewis, John Louis Lucaites, and Larry A. Williamson
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Hariman, Robert
Dewey number
345.73/7
LC call number
KF220
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies Rhetoric & Communicati
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Trials -- United States
Label
Popular Trials : Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=438180
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Performing the Laws: Popular Trials and Social Knowledge -- 2. Constitutional Argument in a National Theater: The Impeachment Trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell -- 3. Two Stories of the Scopes Trial: Legal and Journalistic Articulations of the Legitimacy of Science and Religion -- 4. Constraints on Persuasion in the Chicago Seven Trial -- 5. Power, Knowledge, and Insanity: The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. -- 6. The Claus von Bulow Retrial: Lights, Camera, Genre? -- 7. The Saga of Roger Hedgecock: A Case Study in Trial by Local Media -- 8. Crime as Rhetoric: The Trial of the Catonsville Nine -- 9. Mediating the Laws: Popular Trials and the Mass Media -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381943
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC438180
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL438180
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10237178
  • (OCoLC)609839919
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC438180
Label
Popular Trials : Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=438180
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Performing the Laws: Popular Trials and Social Knowledge -- 2. Constitutional Argument in a National Theater: The Impeachment Trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell -- 3. Two Stories of the Scopes Trial: Legal and Journalistic Articulations of the Legitimacy of Science and Religion -- 4. Constraints on Persuasion in the Chicago Seven Trial -- 5. Power, Knowledge, and Insanity: The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. -- 6. The Claus von Bulow Retrial: Lights, Camera, Genre? -- 7. The Saga of Roger Hedgecock: A Case Study in Trial by Local Media -- 8. Crime as Rhetoric: The Trial of the Catonsville Nine -- 9. Mediating the Laws: Popular Trials and the Mass Media -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381943
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC438180
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL438180
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10237178
  • (OCoLC)609839919
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC438180

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