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Politics at the Margin

Politics at the Margin
Historical Studies of Public Expression outside the Mainstream

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  • Date Published: August 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521477635

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  • Although there is a large body of popular and scholarly literature on multiculturalism, there are few communications-oriented studies of political outsiders. Politics at the Margin fills this gap by analyzing how oppressed citizens--women, African Americans, and political radicals--create their own media for, and styles of, public expression. The book contains four diverse case studies of outsiders (three historical, one contemporary) that shed light on the experience of people who have traditionally been excluded from mainstream political life.

    • Four original case studies provide the reader with fresh information unavailable elsewhere
    • Covers a variety of disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, political science and underprivileged groups
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Herbst nicely integrates oral history with close textual readings of important political discourse...thought-provoking." Journal of American History

    "Overall, Herbst's study is imaginative, innovative, and informative..." American Journal of Sociology

    "Herbst nicely integrates oral history with close textual readings of important political discourse to offer a thought-provoking examination of these case studies. this work is important to scholars interested in cross-disciplinary work in history, political science, and communication studies." Dayle C. Hardy-Short, Journal of American History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521477635
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Politics, expression, and marginality
    2. Backchannels of communication: salonnières of the French Enlightenment
    3. Race discrimination, mass media, and public expression: Chicago, 1934–60
    4. Political marginality and communication in Greenwich village, 1911–18
    5. Contemporary outsiders: the Libertarians
    Conclusion, Notes

  • Author

    Susan Herbst, Northwestern University, Illinois

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