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“Hertz, Don’t It?” White “Colorblindness” and the Mark(et)ings of O. J. Simpson

Leola Johnson

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the role of race and the claim of “colorlessness” in O. J. Simpson's life largely prior to the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. It seeks to understand ... More


More on the Press: Journalistic Divides

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the media coverage of several high profile cases in the U.S. including the cases of William Kennedy Smith, Mike Tyson, and O.J. Simpson. It suggests that while many journalists ... More


When Cases Become Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about high profiles cases in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s and how they became social causes. Seven cases are studied in this volume ... More


Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

David Roediger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a “still white” nation. Issues of race are decidedly not a thing of ... More


High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book starts by considering the following: O. J. Simpson, the Central Park jogger, Bensonhurst, William Kennedy Smith, and Rodney King. These names mean more than crimes and criminals, more than ... More


Rodney King’s Revenge

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the trial of O. J. Simpson, who was accused of two counts of murder in relation to the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman. Simpson’s ... More


No Freedom, No Football

Michael Oriard

in Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871560
eISBN:
9781469604992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899656_oriard.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

TThe chapter considers the role of freedom in football. It discusses the emergence of the growing popularity and stardom of O. J. Simpson and the Miami Dolphins. It looks into the role played by ... More


The Revival and the Third Movie: “If It Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit!”

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter discusses the revival of Chicago as well as its movie adaptation. At the same time, the chapter refers to the infamous O. J. Simpson trial in describing Watkins’ own feeling that the ... More


Introduction

Cord Jefferson

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the 1990s, in which the text tackles the scandalous court dramas consuming the nation such as Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and O. J. Simpson’s ... More


Talk-Back Black Box and Idiot Box

Jody Enders

in Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226207834
eISBN:
9780226207858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the dire consequences of ignoring intention in live media as well as in literary theory. It comments on the television broadcasting of events such as O. J. Simpson Bronco ... More


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