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Rumors - by Jean-Noel Kapferer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 284

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Sub-Genre: Communication Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Routledge

Author: Jean-Noel Kapferer

Language: English

TCIN: 79649872
UPC: 9781412851558
Item Number (DPCI): 247-40-1251


-Jean-NoEl Kapferer has written a serious and scholarly treatise on rumor, and one that is . . . filled with good sense . . . Books on rumor, like their topic, prove never to be the last words, but, like this one, they include words worth heeding.-

--Gary Alan Fine, The Public Opinion Quarterly

-This book, originally published in French in 1987, is a comprehensive, systematic, and fascinating analysis of the rumor process from sociological and social psychological points of view . . . [T]his book constitutes a significant step forward in understanding rumor and a major contribution to collective behavior theory. Because of its style and abundant use of illustrative cases, it should be rewarding reading . . . No student of collective behavior can afford not to devote considerable time and thought to this work.-

--Ralph H. Turner, Contemporary Sociology

-[Kapferer] breaks with the Allport-Postman convention and redefines rumor, how rumors proliferate, their interpretations, and their functions in news gathering and management, criminal investigations, popular culture, the workplace, marketplace, stock market, and political arena . . . As a work in political communication Kapferer's book complements the growing emphasis on mediated politics, constructions of political spectacle, fantasy theory, and accommodation theory . . . The result is a volume that not only reconceptualizes the study of rumor in promising ways, but proves to be refreshingly entertaining as well.-

--Dan Nimmo, Social Science Quarterly

-[An] engaging and well-organized review of research on the processes and effects of rumors.-

--Jonathan Schroeder, Journal of Macromarketing

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