Media & Folklore
Contemporary Folklore IV

Edited by Mare Kõiva

Tartu 2009

Publication of the Folk Belief Department of the Estonian Literary Museum, ELM Scholarly Press

Editorial Board:
Larisa Fialkova (University of Haifa, Israel)
Maria Yelenevskaya (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Diane Goldstein (Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada)
Irina Sedakova (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Eda Kalmre (Estonian Literary Museum)

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The printing of this publication was supported by:
ESF grant 6824, project SF0030181s08
Estonian Cultural Endowment

ISBN 978-9949-446-53-7 (printed version)
ISSN 1406-3778 (printed version)

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7-9 Introduction


13-38 Sabine Wienker-Piepho
Das Handy – oder: vom erzählerischen Umgang mit dem Mobiltelefon

39-60 Helmut Fischer
Magazingeschichten. Erzählen in berichtend-kommentierenden Rundfunksendungen

61-96 Anu Vissel
Media as a Mediator of Games and the Source of New Ones

97-117 Mare Kõiva, Liisa Vesik
Contemporary Folklore, Internet andCommunities at the beginning of the 21st Century


121-142 Aado Lintrop
Shamanism and the Internet

143-151 Maris Kuperjanov
Means of Online Communication in the 1990s

152-161 Sander Vesik
Folklore on the Internet: About the Internet (and a Bit on Computers)

162-183 Mare Kõiva
Online Medicine. Communication and Narratives


185-194 Maarja Lõhmus
Mediamyths: the Struggle for Influence over Society through Journalism

195-204 Reet Hiiemäe
Violence in Mass Media: Stereotypes, Symbols, Reality

205-215 Ingrid Rüütel
Truth and Ethics in Visual Anthropology

216-238 Fionnuala Carson Williams
Proverbial Expressions, the Local Press and the Current “Troubles” in Northern Ireland

239-168 Risto Järv
Aren't Proverbs there for the Taking?References to Proverbs in Newspaper Texts


271-287 Gillian Bennett & Anne Rowbottom
“Born a Lady, Married a Prince, Died a Saint”: The Deification of Diana in the Press and Popular Opinion in Britain

288-312 Eda Kalmre
Legends Connected with the Sinking of the Ferry Estonia on September 28, 1994

313-344 Marju Kõivupuu
Roadside Cemeteries


347-389 Taive Särg
Covers and Foklore. Contra's Songs

390-402 Tiiu Jaago
Information transmission on the border of ingroup and outgroup groups. Opposition – integration