Comunicación y sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 0188-252X
CORTAZAR RODRIGUEZ, Francisco Javier. Esperando a los bárbaros: leyendas urbanas, rumores e imaginarios sobre la violencia en las ciudades. Comun. soc [online]. 2008, n.9, pp. 59-93. ISSN 0188-252X.
The rumors and urban legends that we can find in the internet, e-mail and the media are about a great variety of topics. In this paper we focus in some rumors and urban legends which topics are based on urban violence such as the urban maniac, the very violent gangs, the snuff movies, the terrorist and the wolf wear lambskins. The analysis of rumors and legends help us to understand collective imaginaries and mutual representations in both violence and the risks of modern life.
Palabras llave : urban legends; rumors; imaginary; urban violence.