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Race and Civil Repair (2)

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195162509
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0028
Race and Civil Repair (2)

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This chapter focuses on the white journalists who worked for progressive newspapers and magazines. From the beginning, there was a symbiotic interaction between the social dramas staged by civil rights leaders and the “point men” of the communicative institutions who defined their jobs as interpreting such dramas to the civil sphere. That neither could exist without the other was a recognition, at once simple and profound, a recognition that became increasingly conscious and consequential as the black movement grew in influence and civil force.

Keywords: Civil Rights movement; white journalists; social dramas; civil sphere

Chapter.  9393 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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