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Taking Sides: <i>Diverse Public Reactions</i>

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780226101125
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226101132 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0006
Taking Sides: Diverse Public Reactions

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This chapter examines the reactions of community participants, social movement activists, and other members of the public at large to high profile cases in the U.S. The analysis reveals that while some members of the public are apt to express dissatisfaction with the frameworks within which provoking assaults are debated, it was more common for people to take this framework for granted and improvise reactions in and around it. This chapter summarizes the types of actions myriad audiences express, including official protest and conversation.

Keywords: high profile cases; U.S.; community participants; social movement activists; provoking assaults

Chapter.  15752 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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