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Conspiracy theories and the people who believe them

Author: Joseph E Uscinski; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, © 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conspiracy theories are not fringe ideas, tucked away in society's dark corners. They are an enduring part of humanity. Despite this, researchers and journalists struggle to understand them.  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Uscinski; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780190844073 0190844078 9780190844080 0190844086
OCLC Number: 1084511575
Description: XX, [2], 511 stron : ilustracje ; 23 cm.
Contents: PrefaceList of Contributors Chapter 1 Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!Joseph E. UscinskiChapter 2 The History of Conspiracy Theory Research: A Review and CommentaryMichael Butter and Peter KnightSection I What is a Conspiracy Theory?Chapter 3 What We Mean When We Say "Conspiracy Theory"Jesse WalkerChapter 4 Conspiracy Theory: The Nineteenth-Century Prehistory of a Twentieth-Century ConceptAndrew McKenzie-McHargChapter 5 Media Marginalization of Racial Minorities: "Conspiracy Theorists" in U.S. Ghettos and on the "Arab Street"Martin Orr and Ginna HustingChapter 6 Conspiracy Theories and Philosophy: Bringing the Epistemology of a Freighted Term into the Social SciencesM R. X. DentithSection II How Do Conspiracy Theorists and Non-Conspiracy Theorists Interact?Chapter 7 On the Democratic Problem of Conspiracy Theory PoliticsAlfred MooreChapter 8 The Politics of Disruption: Social Choice Theory and Conspiracy Theory PoliticsMatthew D. Atkinson and Darin DeWittChapter 9 Learning About Conspiracy Theories: Experiences in Science and Risk Communication with the Public about the Fukushima Daiichi DisasterJay T. CullenChapter 10 In Whose Hands the Future? Stephan LewandowskyChapter 11 Conspiracy Theory PhobiaJuha Raikka and Lee BashamChapter 12 Conspiracy Thinking, Tolerance, and DemocracySteven M. SmallpageSection III Are Conspiracy Theories "Anti-Science"?Chapter 13 Don't Trust the Scientists! Rejecting the Scientific Consensus "Conspiracy"Josh PasekChapter 14 Conspiratorial Thinking and Dueling Fact PerceptionsMorgan Marietta and David C. BarkerChapter 15 The Conspiracy Theory Pyramid SchemeTed GoertzelSection IV What is the Psychology of Conspiracy Theorizing?Chapter 16 Conspiracy Theory Psychology: Individual differences, Worldviews, and States of Mind Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas Chapter 17 Conspiracy Rumor PsychologyNicholas DifonzoChapter 18 The Truth is Around Here Somewhere: Integrating the Research on Conspiracy BeliefsPreston R. BostSection V What Do Conspiracy Theories Look Like in the United States?Chapter 19 Conspiracy Theories in U.S. HistoryKathryn S. OlmstedChapter 20 Polls, Plots, and Party Politics:Conspiracy Theories in Contemporary AmericaAdam M. Enders and Steven M. Smallpage Chapter 21 How Conspiracy Theories Spread Darin DeWitt, Matthew D. Atkinson, and Drew WegnerSection VI What Do Conspiracy Theories Look Like Around the World?Chapter 22 Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories in Great Britain and Europe?Hugo DrochonChapter 23 Why the Powerful (in Weak States) Prefer Conspiracy TheoriesScott RadnitzChapter 24 Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet RussiaIlya Yablokov Chapter 25 The Collective Conspiracy Mentality in PolandWiktor Soral, Aleksandra Cichocka, Michal Bilewicz, Marta MarchlewskaChapter 26 The Conspiratorial Style in Turkish Politics: Discussing the Deep State in the ParliamentTurkay Salim NefesChapter 27 The Hidden and the Revealed: Styles of Political Conspiracy Theory in KirchnerismTanya FilerSection VII How Should We Live with Conspiracy Theories?Chapter 28 Conspiracy Theories and Religion: Superstition, Seekership, and SalvationDavid G. Robertson and Asbjorn DyrendalChapter 29 The Credulity of Conspiracy Theorists: Conspiratorial, Scientific, and Religious Explanation ComparedBrian L. KeeleyChapter 30 Empowerment as a Tool to Reduce Belief in Conspiracy TheoriesJan-Willem van ProoijenChapter 31 Conspiracy Theories for Journalists: Covering Dubious Ideas in Real TimeJoseph E. UscinskiReferencesIndex
Responsibility: edited by Joseph E. Uscinski.

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