American Conspiracy Theories

What is it in American culture that makes conspiracy theories proliferate?

American Conspiracy Theories

American Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, and modern movements like Birtherism and Trutherism. But what do we really know about conspiracy theories? Do they share general causes? Are they becoming more common? More dangerous? Who is targeted and why? Who are the conspiracy theorists? How has technology affected conspiracy theorising? This book offers the first century-long view of these issues.

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American Conspiracy Theories
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, and modern movements like Birtherism and Trutherism. But what do we really know about conspiracy theories? Do they share general causes? Are they
Conspiracy & Populism
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Eirikur Bergmann
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-20 - Publisher: Springer

Europeans are being replaced by foreign invaders, aided by cultural Marxists who are plotting an Islamist subversion of the continent. The Bilderberg group – and/or the Illuminati – are instating a totalitarian New World Order. Angela Merkel is the secret daughter of Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama was illegitimate, and George
Conspiracy Culture
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Dr Peter Knight, Peter Knight
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Conspiracy theories are everywhere in post-war American culture. From postmodern novels to The X-Files and from gangsta rap to feminist polemic, there is a widespread suspicion that sinister forces are conspiring to take control of our national destiny, our minds, and even our bodies. Conspiracy explanations can no longer be
Conspiracy Theories and the Nordic Countries
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Anastasiya Astapova
Categories: Conspiracy theories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-31 - Publisher:

This book explores the relevance of conspiracy theories in the modern social and political history of the Nordic countries. The Nordic countries have traditionally imagined themselves as stable, wealthy, egalitarian welfare states. Conspiracy theories, mistrust and disunity, the argument goes, happened elsewhere in Europe (especially Eastern Europe), the Middle East
Strategic Conspiracy Narratives
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Mari-Liis Madisson, Andreas Ventsel
Categories: Conspiracy theories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Part I. Theoretical framework -- Semiotic conflicts in strategic communication: conceptualising the conflict of meanings, on the specificity of the informational influencing on social media, information conflicts and strategic narratives -- A semiotic approach to conspiracy theories: studying conspiracy theories spreading on the Internet, the functions of identity creation in

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