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The Rodney King Case, or Moving Testimony

Louis-Georges Schwartz

in Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter analyzes the Rodney King tape's use as motion picture evidence and as television footage. The analysis reveals differences in the function of evidence within the two institutions.


Introduction: After 100 Years of Evidentiary Film and Video

Louis-Georges Schwartz

in Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 summarizes the book and examines the Society for Cinema Studies Resolution on the Rodney King case.


Temporality and Surveillance II: Surveillance, Remediation, and Social Memory in Strange Days

Catherine Zimmer

in Surveillance Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479864379
eISBN:
9781479876853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864379.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The final chapter provides detailed analysis of the1995 film Strange Days, which historically reframes the discussion of temporality in surveillance narratives and surveillance practice. The film ... More


Multiplicity and Collective Contestation in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots/Rebellion

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 7 takes up the political unintelligibility of the 1992 Los Angeles (LA) Riot/Rebellion to understand—if not why the riots remain unintelligible to us as political contestation of political ... 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


Truth, Lies, and Meaning in Slow Motion Images

Sheena Rogers

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Slow motion images in film and video are often thought to truthfully represent events in the real world, hence they are used in action replays and courts of law as evidence. While such films preserve ... More


The Sound of the Fury: The Olympic City through the Prism of Black Atlanta’s Expressive Culture

Maurice J. Hobson

in The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter six focuses on Mayor Maynard Jackson’s creation of the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the first institution within city government dedicated to the support of artists, their ... More


Plotting Justice

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how the novel can plot out fantasies of justice, using Héctor Tobar’s novel The Tattooed Soldier to demonstrate how the novel can challenge mass impunity in the Americas. The ... 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


The Bodhisattva’s Practice of Enlightenment

Dale S. Wright

in What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622596
eISBN:
9780190622626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622596.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“The Bodhisattva’s Practice of Enlightenment” interprets a Los Angeles Times newspaper opinion piece by Thich Nhat Hanh as a contemporary image of enlightenment with far-reaching implications. ... More


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