Comunicación y sociedad
versão impressa ISSN 0188-252X
CORTAZAR RODRIGUEZ, Francisco Javier. The legend of human organs theft. Comun. soc [online]. 2012, n.17, pp. 151-177. ISSN 0188-252X.
The human organ trade is a very popular urban legend that circulates in common tales, media fictions, jokes, anecdotes and sensationalist crime news. This article studies this urban legend, tracing its origin, evolution, facts and meanings, as disseminated in contemporary media accounts.
Palavras-chave : Urban legends; human organ trade; hoax; collective imaginary.