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ERIC Number: EJ533885
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0739-3180
CJ's Revenge: Media, Folklore, and the Cultural Constructions of AIDS.
Bird, S. Elizabeth
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v13 n1 p44-58 Mar 1996
Examines the "CJ story" (regarding a letter claiming deliberate AIDS infections that received national news coverage and later exposed as a "hoax") as a product of oral folk tradition that had become transformed into "news." Discusses news (like folklore) as a cultural construction, reflecting and reinforcing cultural anxieties and concerns. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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