No Way of Knowing: Crime, Urban Legends, and the Internet (Routledge, 2004)

cover-blue-imageThis book examines both “old media” treatment of crime legends like news reports, fictional film and television depictions, as well as “new” media interactive discussions of them, including versions and discussions circulating in Internet newsgroups and via electronic mail lists. The book examines rumors in the electronic age, with an eye towards a social context vastly changed from the height of rumor research in the mid-twentieth century.

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