Gossip, networks and culture in a black American ghetto*

@article{Hannerz1967GossipNA,
  title={Gossip, networks and culture in a black American ghetto*},
  author={U. Hannerz},
  journal={Ethnos},
  year={1967},
  volume={32},
  pages={35-60}
}
As anthropologists have turned increasingly to the study of informal social relations, their interest in the phenomenon of gossip has grown. What follows is a discussion of some of the social and cultural variables affecting gossip, in the light of a study of speech and interaction events among Negro Americans in an urban ghetto. This is a community of rather peculiar characteristics, and in indicating how these affect gossip, it may be possible to get a wider perspective of the nature and… Expand
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