I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture / Edition 1

I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture / Edition 1

by Patricia A. Turner
     
 

Ku Klux Klan-owned companies. Sodas that cause sterility. A military conspiracy to infect Africans with AIDS. These rumors reverberate through Black America. Now, Patricia Turner presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at how rumors translate white oppression into folk warnings throughout the African-American community.See more details below

Overview

Ku Klux Klan-owned companies. Sodas that cause sterility. A military conspiracy to infect Africans with AIDS. These rumors reverberate through Black America. Now, Patricia Turner presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at how rumors translate white oppression into folk warnings throughout the African-American community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520089365
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/25/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction1
1Cannibalism: "They doe eat each other alive"9
2Corporal Control: "They want to beat us, burn us, whatever they can do"33
3Conspiracy I: "They...the KKK...did it"57
4Conspiracy II: "They...the powers that be...want to keep us down"108
5Contamination: "They want to do more than just kill us"137
6Consumer/Corporate Conflict: "They won't get me to buy it"165
7Crack: "See, they want us to take all of those drugs"180
8Conclusion: From Cannibalism to Crack202
Epilogue: Continuing Concerns221
Notes229
Bibliography245
Index255

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