- Author: Robert F. Goodman
- ISBN: UOM:39015032597000
- Page: 215
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Much of this chapter will be devoted to supporting Miss Marple's claim that gossip
is "so often true. ... gossip is informal talk, (2) , conducted within very small groups
of participants/, (3 J who know one another fairly well, and (4) trust one ...
Scholars from various disciplines consider gossip in relation to humor, logic, morality, privacy, legal and medical issues, feminism, history, rumor, and reputation in this collection of essays suggesting that gossip has unexpected virtues. Topics include gossip in Medieval society, and the role of medical gossip and rumor in the lay referral system. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR