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A culture of conspiracy : apocalyptic visions in contemporary America

Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society, 15.
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"Barkun's exploration of the conspiratorial worldview combines sociological depth with a deadpan appreciation of pop culture and raises serious questions about the replacement of democracy by conspiracy as the dominant paradigm of political action in the public mind."
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barkun
ISBN: 0520238052 9780520238053 0520248120 9780520248120
OCLC Number: 51305869
Description: xii, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of conspiracy belief --
Millennialism, conspiracy, and stigmatized knowledge --
New world order conspiracies (I) : the new world order and the illuminati --
New world order conspiracies (II) : a world of black helicopters --
UFO conspiracy theories, 1975-1990 --
UFOs meet the new world order : Jim Keith and David Icke --
Armageddon below --
UFOs and the search for scapegoats (I) : anti-Catholicism and anti-Masonry --
UFOs and the search for scapegoats (II) : anti-Semitism among the aliens --
September 11th : the aftermath.
Series Title: Comparative studies in religion and society, 15.
Responsibility: Michael Barkun.
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Offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary American conspiracism. This work discusses a range of material - involving inner-earth caves, government black helicopters, alien abductions, secret  Read more...

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"Millennial dreams, apocalyptic nightmares populated by agents of the Antichrist, space aliens, and acolytes of the New World Order--with a calm approach and scrupulous academic bearings, Barkun Read more...

 
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