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Rumor and September 11: Understanding the Unthinkable

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using beliefs and rumors that emerged during the first days after September 11, this chapter discusses how a culture in crisis uses these tools to make sense out of a disorienting event such as this. ... More


Whispers on the Borderline

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumors about foreigners, outside our borders or within, can be dangerous, both to the aliens and to ourselves. In an increasingly globalized world, we need good neighbors, even as differences cannot ... More


The State as a Universe of Discourse

Peter J. Steinberger

in The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693627
eISBN:
9781474408721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693627.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an account of the concept of state, the implications of which should be important for thinking clearly about what happens when nations engage one another in the international ... More


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