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When Common Knowledge Is Wrong

Eric Grynaviski

in Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452062
eISBN:
9780801454653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452062.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the theory of false intersubjective beliefs (FIBs). FIBs are inaccurate public beliefs that are shared by members of a group. In particular, there are different types of FIBs: ... More


Transfiguration: Civil Rights Movement, Vanishing Savior of the Union

in Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741888
eISBN:
9780226741901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter, which examines the relation between the image of Abraham Lincoln and the civil rights movement in the United States, compares public belief about Lincoln in four national sample surveys ... More


‘Kony is so last month’ – lessons from social media stunt ‘Kony 2012’

Regina E. Rauxloh

in Law in Popular Belief: Myth and Reality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719097836
eISBN:
9781526123985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097836.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the role of social media in the creation of myths and public beliefs about justice and law. Using the case study of the YouTube clip Kony 2012 the author identifies a number of ... More


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