Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction

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Palgrave Macmillan, 12 ott 2011 - 179 pagine
Through a series of specific questions that cut to the core of conspiracism as a global social and cultural phenomenon this book deconstructs the logic and rhetoric of conspiracy theories and analyses the broader social and psychological factors that contribute to their persistence in modern society.
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Towards a Definition of Conspiracy Theories
20
3 Conspiracy Theories and Their Vicissitudes
38
4 The Anatomy of the Conspiracy Theory
71
5 Conspiracy Theory and Antisemitism
95
6 Psychology and Conspiracy Theory
120
7 Conclusion
144
References
157
Index
173
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JOVAN BYFORDis Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-Communist Remembrance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic (2008) and Conspiracy Theory: Serbia v. the New World Order (2006, in Serbian).

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