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

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Now that increased internationalism has challenged the traditional worldviews of many Americans, concerns and fears abound concerning the potential danger posed by contact with foreigners. During the ... More


Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Stefan Tilg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

No issue in scholarship on the ancient novel has been discussed as hotly as the origin of the Greek love novel, also known as the ‘ideal’ novel. The present book proposes a new solution to this old ... More


The Kingdom of Matthias

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias ... More


Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Timothy Johnston

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

‘Being Soviet’ takes a refreshing and innovative approach to the crucial years between 1939 and 1953 in the USSR. It addresses two of the key recent debates concerning Stalinism. It answers the ... More


Conclusion: Prospects for Reputational Analysis

Kenneth H. Craik

in Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter summarizes the array of major conceptual distinctions generated by a network interpretation of reputation. They include small village versus small world, reputational information flow ... More


Rumour

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Chariton's poetics the motif of Rumour is closely linked with the categories of novelty and narrative. This exploration of Rumour (Φήμη) in her own right completes the investigation of Chariton's ... More


Introduction: Rumor: Plausible and Credible

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/9780199736317.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumor and legend are a culture's way of dealing with rapid changes in its worldview, such as has occurred in an America increasingly impacted by contact with the international world. Terrorism, ... More


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


“There Goes the Neighborhood”: Latino Migrants and Immigration Rumors

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/9780199736317.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was typical of many working‐class communities in America recently impacted by a rapid increase in the Latino population. Itself made up of the descendants of previous ... More


The Menace of International Trade

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/9780199736317.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Increasingly, Americans consume goods produced in the third world rather than locally, undermining the sense of control that our society once held. As this economic shift filters down to the general ... More


Global Trafficking in Bodies

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/9780199736317.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumors about the theft of human body parts have enormous symbolic potency. Residents of third‐world countries realize that industrial nations exploit their resources and labor. In a world where human ... 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


Reputations and Communal Interactions

Robin Briggs

in The Witches of Lorraine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198225829
eISBN:
9780191708947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of reputations in the construction of the witch, or in the minds of those who appeared as witnesses. Topics covered include times and places for rumour and ... More


Pathologies of Testimony

C. A. J. Coady

in The Epistemology of Testimony

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199276011
eISBN:
9780191706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Given that testimony is a fundamental and fundamentally reliable source of information, having a status akin to perception and memory in our fabric of understanding, then questions arise about how to ... More


Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Filippo de Vivo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Today, in an age of spin-doctoring and media power, we take it for granted that information and politics affect each other. This book investigates the political uses of communication in 16th- and ... More


Hesiod in classical Athens: Rhapsodes, orators, and Platonic discourse

Barbara Graziosi

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter places Plato's use of Hesiod in broader contexts, from rhapsodic performances to public speeches. It argues that Hesiodic poetry formed a battleground for sexual politics in the 4th ... More


City

Filippo De Vivo

in Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter turns to the diverse social world surrounding the political elites: apothecaries, notaries, barbers, weavers, scriveners, mercers, boatmen, courtisans, and washerwomen. The emphasis here ... More


The System Challenged: The Interdict of 1606–7

Filippo De Vivo

in Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1606, pope Paul V placed the Republic of Venice under an ecclesiastic interdict. The ensuing conflict with the Roman papacy unsettled the normal balance of the information system. By analysing the ... More


Rumour and Gossip

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses rumour and gossip. At the time the first batch of letters was written, Lu Xun and Xu Guangping were unaware that gossip had already begun to circulate about them, so that when ... More


Ether Either

Susan Howe

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rumour is a story passing from one person to one person without an aboriginal authorized relation. Newspapers, however, act as negative copy halfway between fact and correspondence . Newspapers shore ... More


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