When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History

Title

When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History

Department/School

History

Summary

Gossip is one of the most common, and most condemned, forms of discourse in which we engage - even as it is often absorbing and socially significant, it is also widely denigrated. This volume examines fascinating moments in the history of gossip in America, from witchcraft trials to People magazine, helping us to see the subject with new eyes.

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ISBN

9781137442291

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication

New York

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1057/9781137442307

Keywords

gossip

Disciplines

American Studies

Comments

Edited by Kathleen A. Feeley and Jennifer Frost

When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History

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