عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Rumours exist in all human cultures and they are formed according to what people hear and generally they appear in a background of public thought and interaction. In man's daily life, among his relatives, colleages and friends, a great number of rumours are made, heard and spread. However, some rumours find better beds for spreading on account of their cultural and social environments.
The present study has two parts: In the first part the structure of the rumour is investigated on the basis of social considerations. First, social psychology is employed to investigate the birth of rumour. Second, a few widespread rumours of the Qajar period are andlyzed on account of the social and political atmosphere of the country. Accordingly, the role of some rumour makers and spreaders becomes conspicuous