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The Resource Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook

Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook

Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
Title
Kitty Genovese
Title remainder
the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York City, 1964. A young woman is stabbed to death on her front stoop--a murder the New York Times called "a frozen moment of dramatic, disturbing social change." The victim, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, became an urban martyr, butchered by a sociopathic killer in plain sight of thirty-eight neighbors who "didn't want to get involved." Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and launched a sociological theory known as the "Bystander Effect." Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of her murder, Cook presents the real Kitty Genovese. She was a vibrant young woman--unbeknownst to most, a lesbian--a bartender working (and dancing) her way through the colorful, fast-changing New York of the '60s, a cultural kaleidoscope marred by the Kennedy assassination, the Cold War, and race riots. Downtown, Greenwich Village teemed with beatniks, folkies, and so-called misfits like Kitty and her lover. Kitty Genovese evokes the Village's gay and lesbian underground with deep feeling and colorful detail
Summary
Recounts the events of March 13, 1964, when a young woman in Queens was slain in plain sight of witnesses who heard her cries for help but chose not to get involved
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10280940
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.N5
LC item number
C67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genovese, Catherine
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
  • Witnesses
  • Police
Target audience
adult
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the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America
Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862066428
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393239287
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862066428
Label
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America, Kevin Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862066428
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393239287
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013041176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862066428

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