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Author Turner, Patricia A. (Patricia Ann), 1955-

Title I heard it through the grapevine : rumor in African-American culture / Patricia A. Turner
Published London : University of California Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages)
Contents Cannibalism: "They doe eat each other alive" -- Corporal Control: "They want to beat us, burn us, whatever they can do" -- Conspiracy I: "They ... the KKK ... did it" -- Conspiracy II: "They ... the powers that be ... want to keep us down" -- Contamination: "They want to do more than just kill us" -- Consumer/Corporate Conflict: "They won't get me to buy it" -- Crack: "See, they want us to take all of those drugs" -- Conclusion: From Cannibalism to Crack -- Epilogue: Continuing Concerns
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-253) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Folklore.
Rumor -- United States.
Urban folklore -- United States.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520915577 (electronic bk.)
0585129525 (electronic bk.)
9780520915572 (electronic bk.)
9780585129525 (electronic bk.)