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Conspiracy theories : secrecy and power in American culture

Author: Mark Fenster
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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JFK, Karl Marx, the Pope, Aristotle Onassis, Queen Elizabeth II, Howard Hughes, Fox Mulder, Bill Clinton-all have been linked to vastly complicated global (or even galactic) intrigues. In this enlightening tour of conspiracy theories, Mark Fenster guides readers through this shadowy world and analyzes its complex role in American culture and politics. Fenster argues that conspiracy theories are a form of popular  Read more...
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Fenster, Mark.
Conspiracy theories.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008009097
(OCoLC)212908873
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Fenster
ISBN: 9780816666454 0816666458
OCLC Number: 318223133
Description: 1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Contents: Introduction : We're all conspiracy theorists now --
Conspiracy as politics --
Theorizing conspiracy politics : the problem of the "paranoid style" --
When the senator met the commander : from pathology to populism --
Conspiracy as cultural practice --
Finding the plot : conspiracy theory as interpretation --
Uncovering the plot : conspiracy theory as narrative --
Plotting the rush : conspiracy, community, and play --
Conspiracy communities --
The prophetic plot : millennialism and Christian conspiracy theory --
A failure of imagination : completing narratives of 9/11 truth --
Afterword : Conspiracy theory, cultural studies, and the trouble with populism.
Responsibility: Mark Fenster.

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