Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 99 items

  • Keywords: conspiracy theory x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Official Conspiracy Theories and the Wagers of Genius

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the emergence of a conspiracy-thinking culture in the postwar British imperial state. As intelligence agents from the Middle East slipped into administrative roles in the ... More


Reconstructing Reality: Conspiracy Theories about Jonestown

Rebecca Moore

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the conspiracy theories that have emerged to explain the mass murder-suicides of People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, in November 1978. These theories fall into three ... More


Conclusion

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Conspiracy theory although it projects a simplistic vision of politics, is not an uncomplex thing. Conspiracy theory is a framework of disparate elements brought and held together, and the ... More


The Unofficial Version

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the various “unofficial” versions of the Kennedy assasination, from conspiracy theories to forms of popular memorialization of the event. There is a vast literature on the ... More


Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!

Joseph E. Uscinski

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Conspiracy theories are not fringe ideas, tucked neatly away in the dark corners of society. They are politically, economically, and socially relevant to all of us. They are intertwined with our ... More


Conspiracy Theories and Philosophy: Bringing the Epistemology of a Freighted Term into the Social Sciences

M R. X. Dentith

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

There has been a recent spate of academic work concerning these things called conspiracy theories. Part of that debate concerns the apparent irrationality of belief in conspiracy theories. I argue ... More


But Is It True?

Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

in American Conspiracy Theories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199351800
eISBN:
9780190203955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351800.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Given that most people believe in one conspiracy theory or another, this chapter examines how tethered to truth those beliefs are. It first explains why conspiracy theories are hard to disprove and ... More


A Theory of Conspiracy

Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

in American Conspiracy Theories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199351800
eISBN:
9780190203955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351800.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Theintroductory chapter reviews some of the most notable conspiracy theories in American history. It details their consequences and close links to politics and policy. It assesses the strengths and ... More


“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”: Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first of the book's four case studies examines the long‐standing cartoon ministry of Californian Jack Chick. Situating Chick's work in the history of the comics genre and in the visual culture of ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This book discusses the phenomenon of paranoid politics, or, as it is often termed, conspiracy theory. The focus is on the prevailing belief in the existence of a Jesuit conspiracy in France, which ... More


Narcissistic Millennialism: UFO Cults (1946–2012? ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at the postmodern version of tribal cargo cults, namely various contemporary UFO beliefs covering a range of millennial variants from transformative (aliens will descend with ... More


American Conspiracy Theories

Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199351800
eISBN:
9780190203955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351800.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

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, ... More


Polls, Plots, and Party Politics: Conspiracy Theories in Contemporary America

Adam M. Enders and Steven M. Smallpage

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Conspiracy theories have always been fixtures of American politics and culture. Indeed, conspiracy theories have been used to explain major events from national tragedies, terrorist attacks, and mass ... More


The History of Conspiracy Theory Research: A Review and Commentary

Michael Butter and Peter Knight

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

How has academic research into conspiracy theories developed over time? This chapter demonstrates that scholarly interest only emerged in the 1930s as part of psychohistorical explorations into the ... More


Conspiracy Theory Psychology: Individual Differences, Worldviews, and States of Mind

Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Conspiracy theories tend to be taken more seriously by people who are mistrustful and prone to certain forms of magical thinking, have a worldview that generally fits with conspiratorial ... More


Strategies of deterrence and frames of containment

Tim Aistrope

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099199
eISBN:
9781526109729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099199.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the widespread concern expressed by foreign policy commentators about the link between anti-Americanism and Arab-Muslim conspiracy theories in the wake of 9/11. It shows that ... More


Mainstreaming Conspiracism

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how conspiracism became part of mainstream America. By the end of the twentieth century, conspiracism became the watchword for a new nationalism, consistent with American ... More


The Truth Is Around Here Somewhere: Integrating the Research on Conspiracy Beliefs

Preston R. Bost

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Recent years have seen a sharp acceleration in the publication of empirical studies on conspiracy beliefs. Collectively this work demonstrates markers of an energized but exploratory field still ... More


Who Believes AIDS Conspiracy Theories and Why Leadership Matters

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines how conspiracy theories about AIDS acquire social traction. In South Africa, race and gender differences are key determinants of conspiracy theories, with black African people ... More


Conspiracy Theory Phobia

Juha Räikkä and Lee Basham

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Many scholars and journalists have recently questioned why people believe in conspiracy theories. Perhaps equal consideration should be given to the opposing question, why do people not believe in ... More


View: