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Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series

The Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series includes monographs and edited volumes exploring the intersections among race, rhetoric, and media in cultural, political, and social discourse within the United States and its territories. The series seeks manuscripts and proposals from diverse methodological orientations addressed to such topics as:

*studies of how traditional media, such as radio, newspapers, magazines, and television, covered black and ethnically diverse leaders, demonstrations, pivotal events, legislative debates, and judicial decisions;

*studies of visual rhetorics, such as photographs, television, film, and documentaries, that examine how race and ethnicity are framed, written, produced, and contextualized across and within historical epochs;

*studies of material rhetorics, such as commemorative art, memorials, museums, displays, and race- and ethnic-inflected memorabilia, that explore the rhetorical function of memory, consumption, reconciliation, and nostalgia;

*studies that explore the relationship between press coverage and political and legal challenges to the racial and ethnic status quo;

*studies that examine comparatively how media frame events directly affecting racially and ethnically diverse populations;

*and studies that explore the institutional and political dynamics of media control, censorship, ownership, and representation as they impinge upon race and ethnicity.

Recent publications include the award-winning Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation by Lisa M. Corrigan and The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements by Kristen Hoerl.

Series Editor: Davis W. Houck, Florida State University

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact acquisitions editor Emily Snyder Bandy.

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Authenticating Whiteness

In Authenticating Whiteness: Karens, Selfies, and Pop Stars, Rachel E. Dubrofsky explores the idea that popular media implicitly portrays whiteness as credible, trustworthy, familiar, and honest, and ...

Black Bodies in the River

Nearly sixty years after Freedom Summer, its events—especially the lynching of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner—stand out as a critical episode of the civil rights movement. The ...

Fear, Hate, and Victimhood

When Donald Trump announced his campaign for president in 2015, journalists, historians, and politicians alike attempted to compare his candidacy to that of Governor George Wallace. Like Trump, Wallace, ...

Curious about George

In 1940, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey built two bikes, packed what they could, and fled wartime Paris. Among the possessions they escaped with was a manuscript that would later become one of the most ...

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Contributions by Whitney Jordan Adams, Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Jason Edward Black, Patricia G. Davis, Cassidy D. Ellis, Megan Fitzmaurice, Michael L. Forst, Jeremy R. Grossman, Cynthia P. King, Julia M. Medhurst, ...

Rebirthing a Nation

Although US history is marred by institutionalized racism and sexism, postracial and postfeminist attitudes drive our polarized politics. Violence against people of color, transgender and gay people, ...

Racial Terrorism

In December 2018, the United States Senate unanimously passed the nation’s first antilynching act, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. For the first time in US history, legislators, representing ...

No Future in This Country

Winner of the 2021 Book of the Year Award from the Religious Communication Association
Winner of the 2021 Top Book Award from the National Communication Association's African American Communication and ...

Alternate Roots

In recent years, the media has attributed the increasing numbers of people producing family trees to the aging of baby boomers, a sense of mortality, a proliferation of internet genealogy sites, and a ...

Black Feelings

Honorable Mention Recipient of the 2021 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address by the National Communication Association

In the 1969 issue of Negro Digest, a young Black ...