Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

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From roasted babies to vanishing hitchhikers to housewives in football helmets, this exhaustive and highly readable encyclopedia provides descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, examines legend themes, and explains scholarly approaches to the genre. Revised and expanded to include updated versions of the entries from the award-winning first edition, this work provides additional entries on a wide range of new topics that include terrorism, recent political events, and Hurricane Katrina. Entries in Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition discuss the presence of urban legends in comic books, literature, film, music, and many other areas of popular culture, as well as the existence of qtoo good to be trueq stories in Argentina, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and several other countries. Serving as both an anthology of stories as well as a reference work, this encyclopedia will serve as a valuable resource for students and a source book for journalists, professional folklorists, and others who are researching or interested in urban legends.01700 a€œPushStarting the Cara€ Driver hits stalled car at speed required to turn over engine. 01705 a€œCruise ... Automobile. Sabotage. or. Crime: 01800 a€œThe Rattle in the Cadillaca€ Note from auto worker in sabotaged new car mocks owner.

Title:Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
Author:Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2012-07-16


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