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Conspiracy culture : From Kennedy to the X Files

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2000.
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Conspiracy theories are everywhere in postwar American culture, and they represent an increasing insecurity about identity, causality and agency. This text explores how conspiracy thinking is an everyday part of our political and cultural life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Knight
ISBN: 0415189772 9780415189774 0415189780 9780415189781
OCLC Number: 44932742
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - conspiracy/theory; conpiracy/culture; plotting the Kennedy assassination; the problem with no name - feminism and the figuration of conspiracy; fear of a black planet - "black paranoia" and the aesthetics of conspiracy; body panic; everything is connected.
Responsibility: Peter Knight.
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