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NewsloreContemporary Folklore on the Internet$
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Russell Frank

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739282

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Tiny Revolutions

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Newslore
Author(s):

Russell Frank

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the so-called newslore or the folklore on the Internet. Newslore are folklore that comments on, and is therefore indecipherable without knowledge of, current events. It can take various forms including parodies of songs, mock news stories and urban legends. This volume analyzes several newslore which include those about Hillary Clinton, the September 11 terrorist attack, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, and Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords:   newslore, folklore, Internet, current events, Hillary Clinton, September 11 terrorist attack, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Hurricane Katrina

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