The Resource Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory, Barbie Zelizer

Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory, Barbie Zelizer

Label
Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory
Title
Covering the body
Title remainder
the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory
Statement of responsibility
Barbie Zelizer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Covering the Body (the title refers to the charge given journalists to follow a president) is a powerful reassessment of the media's role in shaping our collective memory of the assassination--at the same time as it used the assassination coverage to legitimize its own role as official interpreter of American reality. Of the more than fifty reporters covering Kennedy in Dallas, no one actually saw the assassination. And faced with a monumentally important story that was continuously breaking, most journalists had no time to verify leads or substantiate reports. Rather, they took discrete moments of their stories and turned them into one coherent narrative, blurring what was and was not "professional" about their coverage
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zelizer, Barbie
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.9
LC item number
.Z45 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Journalism
  • Social Sciences
  • Journalisme
  • Assassination
  • Journalism
  • Moorden
  • Psychische verwerking
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Journalisten
  • United States
Label
Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory, Barbie Zelizer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D)--Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Narrative, collective memory, and journalistic authority. -- pt. 1. Contextualizing assassination tales. Before the assassination ; Rhetorical legitimation and journalistic authority. -- pt. 2. Telling assassination tales. "Covering the body" by telling the assassination ; "Covering the body" by mediated assessment ; "Covering the body" by professional forum. -- pt. 3. Promoting assassination tales. De-authorizing official memory: from 1964 to the seventies ; Negotiating memory: from 1980 to the nineties. -- pt. 4. Recollecting assassination tales. The authority of the individual: recollecting through celebrity ; The authority of the organization and institution: recollecting through professional lore ; The authority of the profession: recollecting through history. -- Conclusion: On the establishment of journalistic authority. -- Epilogue: Beyond journalistic authority to the shaping of collective memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780226979717
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92005478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25509524
  • (OCoLC)ocm25509524
Label
Covering the body : the Kennedy assassination, the media, and the shaping of collective memory, Barbie Zelizer
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D)--Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Narrative, collective memory, and journalistic authority. -- pt. 1. Contextualizing assassination tales. Before the assassination ; Rhetorical legitimation and journalistic authority. -- pt. 2. Telling assassination tales. "Covering the body" by telling the assassination ; "Covering the body" by mediated assessment ; "Covering the body" by professional forum. -- pt. 3. Promoting assassination tales. De-authorizing official memory: from 1964 to the seventies ; Negotiating memory: from 1980 to the nineties. -- pt. 4. Recollecting assassination tales. The authority of the individual: recollecting through celebrity ; The authority of the organization and institution: recollecting through professional lore ; The authority of the profession: recollecting through history. -- Conclusion: On the establishment of journalistic authority. -- Epilogue: Beyond journalistic authority to the shaping of collective memory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780226979717
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92005478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25509524
  • (OCoLC)ocm25509524

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