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Joan Rockwell
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Fact In Fiction: The Use Of Literature In The Systematic Study Of Society

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Unknown Binding, 211 pages
Published 1974 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Books
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Sep 26, 2009 Tyler rated it liked it
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I read this book, though it’s out of print, because other books published in the seventies refer to it. The author here examines the play between fact and fiction. Fiction conveys a couple of things: descriptive facts (e.g., the state of technology, laws, customs); and less easily obtained information about values and attitudes.

The book concentrates on this second capacity. Rockwell explains how fiction acts as a social control and yet, paradoxically, as an agent for social change, too. She sho
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