Monsterlijke verhalen : misdaadsagen in het nieuws en op webforums als retorische constructies

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Monsterlijke verhalen : misdaadsagen in het nieuws en op webforums als retorische constructies

Title: Monsterlijke verhalen : misdaadsagen in het nieuws en op webforums als retorische constructies
Author: Burger, Peter
Publisher: Boom Lemma, Den Haag
Issue Date: 2014-01-28
Keywords: Folklore
Journalism studies
Crime legends
Crime news
Contemporary legend
Social construction
Drink spiking
Rhetoric
Abstract: News media and web-based discussion forums frequently feature crime stories so monstrous that they defy belief and are classified as crime legends. The present study focuses on the rhetorical means employed by journalists and forum users to convince their audience of the veracity and value – or the lack thereof – of these recur¬rent stories about horrendous crimes. Two cases were studied: stories featuring the motif Drugged and Abused (1885-2008) and the tale type of the Smiley Gang (2003). It is argued that approaching crime legends as rhetorical constructions instead of essentially untrue stories opens new windows for the analysis of both news and vernacular discourse and as a point of departure for critiquing journalistic practices
Description: Promotores: T.van Haaften en K.L.K. Brants
With summary in Dutch
With summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Burger, P., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462360501 (Handelsuitgave)
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/23180
 

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