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作者 Byford, Jovan
書名 Conspiracy theories [electronic resource] : a critical introduction / Jovan Byford
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
國際標準書號 9780230349216 (electronic bk.)
0230349218 (electronic bk.)
9780230272798
0230272797
國際標準號碼 9786613844125
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (viii, 179 p.) : ill
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Towards a Definition of Conspiracy Theories -- Conspiracy Theories and Their Vicissitudes -- Anatomy of the Conspiracy Theory -- Conspiracy Theory and Antisemitism -- Psychology and Conspiracy Theory -- Conclusion -- References -- Index --
Towards a Definition of Conspiracy Theories -- Conspiracy Theories and Their Vicissitudes -- Anatomy of the Conspiracy Theory -- Conspiracy Theory and Antisemitism -- Psychology and Conspiracy Theory
No event of any significance in the world today ₆ be it an unexpected election result, a terrorist attack, the death of a public figure, a meteorological anomaly, or the flu pandemic ₆ takes place without generating at least a flutter of conspiracy speculations. Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction offers a well informed, highly accessible, and thoroughly engaging introduction to conspiracy theories, discussing their nature and history, causes and consequences. Through a series of specific questions that cut to the core of conspiracism as a global social and cultural phenomenon, the 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. ₅ What are the defining characteristics of conspiracy theories and how do they differ from legitimate inquiries into actual conspiracies? ₅ How long have conspiracy theories been around and to what extent are contemporary versions similar to those of yesteryear? ₅ Why do conspiracy theories all sound alike and what ensures their persistence in modern society? ₅ What psychological benefits do conspiracy theories bring to those who subscribe to them? ₅ Why are conspiracy theories so often mobilized by political forces whose agenda is antithetical to democratic politics?
Through a series of specific questions thatcut to the core of conspiracism as a global social and cultural phenomenon, this bookdeconstructs the logic and rhetoric of conspiracy theories and analyzes the broader social and psychological factors that contribute to their persistence in modern society
Palgrave
鏈接 Print version: Byford, Jovan. Conspiracy theories. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230272798 (DLC) 2011029564 (OCoLC)729342636
主題 Conspiracy theories
Secret societies
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY / General bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Conspiracy Theories bisacsh
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