Improvised News: A Sociological Study of Rumor

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Ardent Media, 1966 - Rumeur - 262 pages
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Contents

ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS OF RUMOR
1
THE FAILURE OF FORMAL NEWS CHANNELS
31
PROBLEMSOLVING THROUGH DELIBERATION
63
SUGGESTIBILITY AND BEHAVIORAL CONTAGION
95
THE FORMATION OF POPULAR BELIEFS
129
A SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY OF RUMOR
163
THE POLITICAL MANIPULATION OF RUMOR
185
List of Case Studies
214
Bibliography
229
Index
259
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