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The word on the street : rumor, “race” and the anticipation of urban unrest

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

YOUNG, S.
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Etats-Unis
PINKERTON, A.
Royal Holloway, University of London, London, Royaume-Uni
DODDS, K.
Royal Holloway, University of London, London, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This paper analyzes the emergence of Rumor Control Centers across the US during the late-1960s. The Centers, which were operated by municipal government agencies, were formed in response to the racialized violence that flared up in many cities between 1963 and 1967. It outlines how the same anticipatory logics that underpinned Cold War civil defense were flexibly redeployed in response to the radicalizing of the civil rights movement within the US. It also shows how security infrastructures are sometimes fragile and may be reworked or rolled back due to political pressure or more mundane reasons such as failing to hold the attention of citizens and political elites.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Political geography, issn : 0962-6298, 2014, vol. 38, p. 57-67, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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