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The Rumour Machine

Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska. Folklore in the Digital Age - Collected Essays. Columbia University Press (28 Feb. 2017)

Folklore in the Digital Age shows how digital folklore transcends the boundaries of cyberspace and has very real effect on our everyday life in today's interconnected global world. Online and digital cultures are perhaps the most vivid aspects of globalisation and while global multimedia culture may on the one hand endanger traditional folklore, there is no doubt that it creates new folklore as well. Collecting essays from Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska's 15 years of e-folklore research, this book is an illustration of the range of modern folklore studies. While these essays cover the most serious political issues of the day, such as the 9/11 attacks, the Arab Spring and global epidemic threats such as the HIV virus, the book also touches on more lighthearted topics, such as online dating and food culture.