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Potter, Claire Bond 1958-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 3,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HV8144.F43, 364.973
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Most widely held works by Claire Bond Potter
War on crime bandits, G-men, and the politics of mass culture by Claire Bond Potter ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War on Crime revises the history of the New Deal transformation and suggests a new model for political historyone which recognizes that cultural phenomena and the political realm produce, between them, an idea of "the state." The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radio and government hearings. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation and perceptions of that emergent state, in the years of the first New Deal. The study of the creation of G-men and gangsters as cultural heroes in this period not only explores the Depression-era obsession with crime and celebrity, but it also lends insight on how citizens understood a nation undergoing large political and social changes
Doing recent history on privacy, copyright, video games, institutional review boards, activist scholarship, and history that talks back by Claire Bond Potter ( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent history--the very phrase seems like an oxymoron. Yet historians have been writing accounts of the recent past since printed history acquired a modern audience, and in the last several years interest in recent topics has grown exponentially. With subjects as diverse as Walmart and disco, and personalities as disparate as Chavez and Schlafly, books about the history of our own time have become arguably the most exciting and talked-about part of the discipline. Despite this rich tradition and growing popularity, historians have engaged in little discussion about the specific methodological, political, and ethical issues related to writing about the recent past. The twelve essays in this collection explore the challenges of writing histories of recent events where visibility is inherently imperfect, hindsight and perspective are lacking, and historiography is underdeveloped. Those who write about events that have taken place since 1970 encounter exciting challenges that are both familiar and foreign to scholars of a more distant past, including suspicions that their research is not historical enough, negotiation with living witnesses who have a very strong stake in their own representation, and the task of working with new electronic sources. Contributors to this collection consider a wide range of these challenges. They question how sources like television and video games can be better utilized in historical research, explore the role and regulation of doing oral histories, consider the ethics of writing about living subjects, discuss how historians can best navigate questions of privacy and copyright law, and imagine the possibilities that new technologies offer for creating transnational and translingual research opportunities. Doing Recent History offers guidance and insight to any researcher considering tackling the not-so-distant past
On privacy, copyright, video games, institutional review boards, activist scholarship, and history that talks back ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guarding the crossroads : the FBI's war on crime in the 1930's by Claire Bond Potter ( )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dissertation is a study of the United States Justice Department's war on crime as a federal political intervention which had a significant impact on attitudes toward criminal behavior in the United States. It centers on an analysis of bandit crime in the southwest and Great Plains and the decision made by members of the Roosevelt administration to define the structure, function and public image of the Bureau in opposition, not to criminal syndicate bosses but to John Dillinger, "Ma" Barker, and "Pretty Boy" Floyd. These bandits assumed certain mythic qualities in an emerging national mass culture: they were rebellious individuals who became representative of community values and privileges that were under attack by the economic crisis and by New Deal solutions. As a part of the war on crime, J. Edgar Hoover and Bureau strategists created an opposing myth, the G-Man. Laying claim to heroic status in many of the same ways as bandits, G-Men were nevertheless located in a moral framework that safeguarded community values through conformity--not through difference. As the G-Man's public image emerged bandits responded, and were interpreted by the media, in new ways. Increasingly, bandits and G-Men constructed each other in the 1930's. Through this lens, the dissertation examines the politics of heroic behavior in Depression America, the creation of the Bureau of Investigation as an allegory for American community, and the role of myth in the statebuilding process
War on Crime Gangsters, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture by Claire Bond Potter ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Doing Recent History ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War on crime : gangsters, G-men, and the politics of mass culture by Claire Bond Potter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bond Potter, Claire 1958-
Potter, Claire B.
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English (24)
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