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Conspiracy nation : the politics of paranoia in postwar America

Conspiracy nation : the politics of paranoia in postwar America

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2002.
Series: Riverside textbooks in education
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why are Americans today so fascinated by Area 51? How did rumors that the AIDS virus originated as a weapon of biowarfare emerge? Why does the Kennedy assassination provoke heated debate over fifty years after the fact, and why did Donald Trump's birther theories only serve to increase his popularity with voters? The origins of these ideas reveal important facets of American culture and politics.Placing conspiracy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Knight
ISBN: 0814747353 9780814747353 0814747361 9780814747360
OCLC Number: 48241266
Language Note: English.
Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A nation of conspiracy theorists / Peter Knight --
Spinning paranoia: the ideologies of conspiracy and contingency in postmodern culture / Skip Willman --
A poor person's cognitive mapping / Fran Mason --
Agency panic and the culture of conspiracy / Timothy Melley --
If anything is possible / Jodi Dean --
My body is not my own: personalizing disempowerment in alien abduction narratives / Bridget Brown --
Injections and truth serums: AIDS conspiracy / Jack Bratich --
White hope: conspiracy, nationalism, and revolution in the Turner diaries and Hunter / Ingrid Walker Fields --
All eyez on me: the paranoid style of Tupac Shakur --
Douglas Kellner, The X-files and conspiracy: a diagnostic critique / Eithne Quinn --
The commodification of conspiracy theories / Clare Birchall --
Forget conspiracy: Pynchon, Delillo, and the conventional counterconspiracy narrative / John McClure.
Series Title: Riverside textbooks in education
Responsibility: edited by Peter Knight.
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Placing conspiracy theory at the centre of American history, and challenging the knee-jerk dismissal of conspiratorial thought as deluded and sometimes dangerous, "Conspiracy Nation" provides a  Read more...


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