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A culture of conspiracy : apocalyptic visions in contemporary America

Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] : University of California Press, 2006.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society, 15.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1. paperback printView all editions and formats
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It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. This book examines contemporary American conspiracism. It discusses a range of material - involving inner-earth caves, government  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barkun
ISBN: 0520248120 9780520248120
OCLC Number: 255948700
Description: XII, 255 S ; 23cm.
Contents: Preface 1. The Nature of Conspiracy Belief 2. Millennialism, Conspiracy, and Stigmatized Knowledge 3. New World Order Conspiracies I: The New World Order and the Illuminati 4. New World Order Conspiracies II: A World of Black Helicopters 5. UFO Conspiracy Theories, 1975-1990 6. UFOs Meet the New World Order: Jim Keith and David Icke 7. Armageddon Below 8. UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats I: Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Masonry 9. UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats II: Anti-Semitism among the Aliens 10. September 11: The Aftermath 11. Conclusion: Millennialists from Outer Space Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society, 15.
Responsibility: Michael Barkun.

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"This book is a welcome contribution to the growing body of literature and continuing debate on the subject and is highly recommended to those interested in conspiracy theory, millenarianism and Read more...

 
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