Rumors, Race and Riots

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Mai 2006



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 defi nite, recognizable patterns? Do the news media and other offi cial sources help spread rumors? And, are past rumors predictive of future rumors? For example, how do the King assassination rumors in 1968 compare with those during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, or to the ones during the Paris riots occurring in the same year?


Terry Ann Knopf teaches arts and media criticism at Boston University's Journalism Department. Earlier, she worked as a TV critic for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger, and was also a correspondent at the Boston Globe specializing in the arts and media.

EAN: 9781412805575
ISBN: 1412805570
Untertitel: Pbk Print. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 398 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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