No Way of Knowing

No Way of Knowing : Crime, Urban Legends and the Internet

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Description

Examining "old media" treatment of crime legends: news reports, fictional film and television depictions, and "new media" interactive discussions: versions and discussions circulating in Internet newsgroups and via electronic mail lists, this text examines a social context vastly changed from the height of rumour research in the mid-20th century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138977241
  • 9781138977242

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. The Market in Snuff Films 3. Stolen Body Parts 4. Shopping Mall and Theme Park Abductions 5. Debunkers and their Orbit 6. Crime Legends and the Role of Belief 7. Crime Legends and the Politics of Fear and Protection 8. A Summary Appendices Bibliographyshow more