Boundaries of Dissent: Protest and State Power in the Media by Bruce D'Arcus

By Bruce D'Arcus

Obstacles of Dissent appears to be like on the manner that political protest, because it is formed during the space-time collapsing strength of media, questions nationwide id and country authority. via this lens of protest politics, Bruce D'Arcus examines how private and non-private area is symbolically mediated-the method that strength and dissent are articulated within the modern media.

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Like all boundaries, though, the boundaries of jurisdiction are simultaneously material, practical, and discursive. As Richard Ford argues, Territorial jurisdiction produces political and social identities. Jurisdictions define the identity of the people that Spaces of Dissent • 29 occupy them. The jurisdictional boundary does more than separate territory; it also separates types of people: native from foreign, urbanites from country folk, citizen from alien, slave from free (1999: 844). Through these boundaries, law thus structures identity itself in the series of categories it ritualizes: citizen vs.

The events as they came together on the streets of Chicago began long before the Democratic Convention. Activists from around the country had been planning massive demonstrations for months. Organizers had traveled across the country to solicit support for the antiwar protest. For activists, Chicago was the stage to dramatize antiwar dissent. In late July, organizers applied for permits for two demonstrations: one a march to Grant Park, and the other from there to the Chicago Amphitheater, which would be the site of a massive rally.

Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities 1976: 511). The politics of race also encompassed a politics of space and scale, as FBI instructions specified that “only individuals . . ” And “[p]articular consideration,” instructions continued, “should be given to . . those . . ” From this perspective, Hoover placed the problem of the nation’s cities at the foot of a new kind of individual: mobile and unattached to particular locales, these outsiders freely moved across state boundaries, stirring up trouble where it had not previously been.

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