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Unformatted text preview: Why do claims-makers typically use public opinion polls? How do politicians view public opinion poll results? Why is studying folklore useful to those interested in social problems? When folklorists talk about a friend-of-a-friend (FOAF) attribution, what are they referring to? How are variants on stories useful? How do rumors differ from legends? Why does Joel Best suggests that people make jokes about troubling situations such as disasters?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course SOCI 80 at San Jose State.