Good gossip

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University Press of Kansas, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
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As ubiquitous and influential as gossip is, it has been surprisingly downplayed as a topic of philosophical, psychological, and sociological investigation and debate. In this book, twenty-two scholars from several disciplines turn a professional eye to that much-maligned yet heavily practiced form of conversation. They consider gossip and humor, logic, morality, privacy, legal and medical issues, feminism, history, rumor, and reputation.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Vindication of Gossip
11
Indiscretion as a Saintly Virtue
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Copyright

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