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The vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meanings, Jan Harold Brunvand

Label
The vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meanings
Title
The vanishing hitchhiker
Title remainder
American urban legends and their meanings
Statement of responsibility
Jan Harold Brunvand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brunvand, Jan Harold
Dewey number
  • 398.2/2/0973
  • 398.2/09173/2
Index
index present
LC call number
GR105
LC item number
.B72 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban folklore
  • Legends
  • Legends
  • Folklore urbain
  • Légendes
  • Légendes
  • Legends
  • Urban folklore
  • United States
  • Urban legends
  • Folklore urbain - États-Unis
  • Légendes - États-Unis
  • Légendes - États-Unis - Histoire et critique
Label
The vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meanings, Jan Harold Brunvand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. New legends for old : Urban legends as folklore ; The performance of legends ; "The boyfriend's death" ; Urban legends as cultural symbols ; Interpreting urban legends -- 2. The classic automobile legends : "The death car" ; "The philanderer's Porsche" ; Roadside ghosts: "The vanishing hitchhiker" -- 3. "The hook" and other teenage horrors : Growing up scared ; "The hook" ; "The killer in the backseat" ; "The baby-sitter and the man upstairs" ; "The roommate's death" ; "The pet (or baby) in the oven" ; "Hot dog!" ; "The hippie baby-sitter" -- 4. Dreadful contaminations : The horrendous-discovery theme ; "The spider in the hairdo" ; "The Kentucky fried rat" and other nasties ; "Alligators in the sewers" -- 5. Purloined corpses and fear of the dead : "The dead cat in the package" ; "The runaway grandmother" -- 6. Dalliance, nudity, and nightmares : "The solid cement Cadillac" ; "The nude in the RV" ; "The cut-out Pullman" ; Nudes and more nudes ; "The nude surprise party" ; Still more nudes ; "The fart in the dark" -- 7. Business ripoffs: two favorite media legends : "Red velvet cake" ; "The snake in the blanket" -- 8. Urgan legends in the making : "The economical car" ; Mint-condition vintage vehicles ; Ghost truckers and "The ghost airliner" ; "The devil in the dancehall" ; Hilarious accidents ; Kidnappings -- Appendix: Collecting and studying urban legends
Control code
ocm07279335
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9780393014730
Lccn
81004744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393014730
  • (OCoLC)07279335
Label
The vanishing hitchhiker : American urban legends and their meanings, Jan Harold Brunvand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. New legends for old : Urban legends as folklore ; The performance of legends ; "The boyfriend's death" ; Urban legends as cultural symbols ; Interpreting urban legends -- 2. The classic automobile legends : "The death car" ; "The philanderer's Porsche" ; Roadside ghosts: "The vanishing hitchhiker" -- 3. "The hook" and other teenage horrors : Growing up scared ; "The hook" ; "The killer in the backseat" ; "The baby-sitter and the man upstairs" ; "The roommate's death" ; "The pet (or baby) in the oven" ; "Hot dog!" ; "The hippie baby-sitter" -- 4. Dreadful contaminations : The horrendous-discovery theme ; "The spider in the hairdo" ; "The Kentucky fried rat" and other nasties ; "Alligators in the sewers" -- 5. Purloined corpses and fear of the dead : "The dead cat in the package" ; "The runaway grandmother" -- 6. Dalliance, nudity, and nightmares : "The solid cement Cadillac" ; "The nude in the RV" ; "The cut-out Pullman" ; Nudes and more nudes ; "The nude surprise party" ; Still more nudes ; "The fart in the dark" -- 7. Business ripoffs: two favorite media legends : "Red velvet cake" ; "The snake in the blanket" -- 8. Urgan legends in the making : "The economical car" ; Mint-condition vintage vehicles ; Ghost truckers and "The ghost airliner" ; "The devil in the dancehall" ; Hilarious accidents ; Kidnappings -- Appendix: Collecting and studying urban legends
Control code
ocm07279335
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9780393014730
Lccn
81004744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393014730
  • (OCoLC)07279335

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