The Iatrogenic Perspective on Contemporary Legends

By Fito Rodriguez.

Published by The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies

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The contemporary rumours and legends are an oral tool for transmitting information with sensitive content. They work like “social analyzers”, they are informing us in a profound way about the sociologic situation and about the hidden wishes of society. In this article we are analyzing both of those aspects by creating situations in the case of urban and contemporary rumours and legends in the Basque country.

Keywords: Contemporary Legends, Rumours, “Social Analyzers”, Urban Legends, Oral Tools

The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.1-16. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 562.294KB).

Dr. Fito Rodriguez

University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

Adolfo Bornaetxea (Fito Rodriguez). Vitoria / Gasteiz (1955). Graduate in Philosophy and Letters (1978). Doctor of Science in Education (1990). University professor, translator and writer. He works since 1981 in the Basque Country University and has taught at the University of Paris VIII (1992). He also did a stay as a researcher at the University of Geneva (2010). He has researched in the areas of orality, cognitive consequences of language contact, relations between education and sociolinguistics and the history of literacy and literature. He has more than thirty books published and translated into six languages. He was president of the Association of Writers in Basque and, on behalf of writers, he is member of the Board of CEDRO (Spanish Reproduction Rights Center).