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Rumor Mills: The Social Impact of Rumor and Legend

Rumor Mills: The Social Impact of Rumor and Legend

Paperback Social Problems and Social Issues

Edited by Gary Alan Fine, Edited by Veronique Campion-Vincent, Edited by Chip Heath

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  • Publisher: AldineTransaction
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 0202307476
  • ISBN 13: 9780202307473
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,257,394

Product description

The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence.

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