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Abducted : how people come to believe they were kidnapped by aliens

Author: Susan A Clancy
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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How could anyone believe he or she was abducted by aliens ... or want to believe it? Clancy argues that abductees are sane and intelligent people who have unwittingly created vivid false memories from a mlange of nightmares, culturally available texts, and a powerful drive for meaning that science is unable to satisfy. This book is not only a subtle exploration of the workings of memory, but a sensitive inquiry into  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clancy, Susan A.
Abducted.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)758705912
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Clancy
ISBN: 0674018796 9780674018792 067402401X 9780674024014
OCLC Number: 60550656
Description: viii, 179 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How do you wind up studying aliens? --
How do people come to believe they were abducted by aliens? --
Why do I have memories if it didn't happen? --
Why are abduction stories so consistent? --
Who gets abducted? --
If it didn't happen, why would I want to believe it did?
Responsibility: Susan A. Clancy.

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How could anyone believe he or she was abducted by aliens? Or want to believe it? To answer these questions, the author interviewed and evaluated "abductees" - old and young, male and female,  Read more...

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"[Clancy] describes not only what she has learned about the psychology of this bizarre phenomenon but also what she has learned about herself carrying out her research. Her book is a delight." - Read more...

 
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