Conspiracy Nation The Politics of Paranoia in Postwar America

ISBN-10: 0814747361

ISBN-13: 9780814747360

Edition: 2001

Authors: 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 wide-ranging survey of conspiracy theories in America.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: A National of Conspiracy Theorists
Theories of Conspiracy Theory
Spinning Paranoia: The Ideologies of Conspiracy and Contingency in Postmodern Culture
A Poor Person's Cognitive Mapping
Agency Panic and the Culture of Conspiracy
Alien Nation
If Anything Is Possible
"My Body Is Not My Own": Alien Abduction and the Struggle for Self-Control
The Enemy Within
Injections and Truth Serums: AIDS Conspiracy Theories and the Politics of Articulation
White Hope: Conspiracy, Nationalism, and Revolution in The Turner Diaries and Hunter
"All Eyez on Me": The Paranoid Style of Tupac Shakur
The Ends of Conspiracy
The X-Files and Conspiracy: A Diagnostic Critique
The Commodification of Conspiracy Theory
Forget Conspiracy: Pynchon, DeLillo, and the Conventional Counterconspiracy Narrative
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