Rumors of baby-stealing in Guatemala

mail anthro-l at ubvm (CPATE@UTCVM.BITNET)
Tue, 21 Jun 1994 11:15:22 EDT

Should the analysis of such rumors also be extended beyond plausibility, stress
and scapegoats, to whether there may be persons or groups in that society who
have something to gain by diverting attention and blame to an external scape-
goat? Without going overboard into conspiracy theories, isn't it a point
worth thinking about?
Carter Pate