Author: Jean-Noel Kapferer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351492489
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Rumors from the Author: Jean-Noel Kapferer. Rumors may be the oldest medium of mass communication of information or ideas. Even before there were newspapers, radio, or television, rumors communicated by word-of-mouth made and shattered reputations, and set off riots and wars. Yet contrary to predictions, rumors continue to thrive, in spite of and parallel to mass media. What accounts for the puzzling persistence and continuing significance of this little-studied social phenomenon? Jean-No;el Kapferer examines the theory and practice of rumors, focusing on specific areas such as entertainment, criminal behavior, business and finance, and politics. He describes the kinds of conditions that give birth to rumors, why we believe them, and the hidden messages they convey. Kapferer points out that rumors frequently serve useful social purposes and present rich examples. He speculates about how rumors can be controlled, changed, and prevented. Drawing upon contributions of disciplines ranging from psychology to history, and integrating the insights of Europeans with the latest work of American researchers, this is the most comprehensive examination of rumors, gossip, and urban legends yet published. Translated into nine languages, this edition was updated with advances in theory and research since the book's original French publication in 1987. Its brisk, accessible style makes the book of interest to psychologists, economists, political scientists, sociologists, and folklore analysts, as well as the general reader who is curious about the origins of this fascinating social phenomenon.

Lizzie Mcguire Cine Manga Volume 2 Rumors I Ve Got Rhythmic

Author: Terri Minsky
Publisher: TokyoPop
ISBN: 9781591821489
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Lizzie Mcguire Cine Manga Volume 2 Rumors I Ve Got Rhythmic from the Author: Terri Minsky. Follows the adventures of Lizzie McGuire, a fourteen-year-old girl who experiences friendship, crushes, school, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager.

Rumors In Financial Markets

Author: Mark Schindler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470510339
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Rumors In Financial Markets from the Author: Mark Schindler. On the trading floor, all action is based on news, therefore rumors in financial markets are an everyday phenomenon. Rumors are the oldest mass medium in the world and their nature is still difficult to grasp. Scientifically, not much is known about rumors, especially in the financial markets, where their consequences can have real money consequences. Rumors in Financial Markets provides a fresh insight to the topic, combining the theory of Behavioral Finance with that of Experimental Finance--a new and innovative scientific method which observes real decision makers in a controlled, clearly structured environment. Using the results from surveys and experiments, the author argues that rumors in the context of financial markets are built on three cornerstones: Finance, Psychology and Sociology. The book provides insights into how rumors evolve, spread and are traded on and provides explanations as to why volatility rockets, strong price movements, herding behavior for example, occur for apparently no good reason.

Scandals Rumors Lies

Author: Jessica Burkhart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442403853
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Scandals Rumors Lies from the Author: Jessica Burkhart. In the next two installments of the four-book arc that began with City Secrets, the tide has turned at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy….Will Sasha Silver dethrone Heather Fox and become the school’s Queen Bee? Packed with BFF scandal, lying roommates, secrets between teammates, and more, these are two of the most dramatic Canterwood books ever!

Rumors Of God

Author: Darren Whitehead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595553630
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Author: Patricia A. Turner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520089367
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine from the Author: Patricia A. Turner. Ku Klux Klan-owned companies. Sodas that cause sterility. A military conspiracy to infect Africans with AIDS. These rumors reverberate through Black America. Now, Patricia Turner presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at how rumors translate white oppression into folk warnings throughout the African-American community.

Rumors Of Baseball S Demise

Author: Robert Cull
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786422513
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Rumors Of Baseball S Demise from the Author: Robert Cull. "Comparing the baseball of the 1950s to the game of today, this author examines the widespread dissatisfaction with major league baseball, considers how modern teams differ from those of the past, and reflects on whether professional baseball remains a tr

Rumors Race And Riots

Author: Terry Ann Knopf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351492454
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Rumors Race And Riots from the Author: Terry Ann Knopf. Are race-related rumors rooted in the personality traits of the individual? Are they a kind of "improvised news" for a community? Do they come and go at random or form definite, recognizable patterns? What role do the news media play in spreading rumors? These and other questions are treated in this classic study, now available in paperback with a new introduction by the author, of how and why rumors emerge in connection with racial disorders. Included is an examination and critique of the three major models of rumor formation: the psychological approach, emphasizing the emotional needs and drives of the individual; the functional approach, which views rumors as a form of "improvised news"; and the conspiratorial approach, which sees rumors as deliberately planted and not spontaneous. The author's "process model" of rumor formation is based on the premise that rumors cannot "cause" violence and that violence cannot "cause" rumors. Both are viewed as parts of the same process. Rumors are seen as just one of a series of determinants, each of which increases the likelihood of a collective outburst. Among the determinants examined are: conditions of stress; a rigid social structure supported by a racist ideology; and a hostile belief system (or negative set of generalized perceptions) held separately by different groups. Race-related rumors are functionally tied to the latter point and crystallize, confirm, and intensify these beliefs by linking them to actual events. Hundreds of pertinent rumors are documented from local newspapers and investigative accounts. An exhaustive, systematic inquiry is made into the series of disorders that occurred between 1967 and 1970. The role played by rumors during these disturbing times is examined and compared to earlier periods of unrest. Implications for public policy are explored along with a hard look at rumor-control centers. The influence of the police and other public officials as well as the news media are

The Lamp Lighter Volume Ii

Author: George D. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465317452
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The Lamp Lighter Volume Ii from the Author: George D. Johnson.