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Beyond belief: The social psychology of conspiracy theories and the

conspiracy theories. Events such as the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, the 7 July. 2005 London bombings, the 2008 financial crisis or the flu pandemic have all provoked ... the western world readily admit to believing in some form of conspiracy theory (see Byford, ..... Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction.

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SUSPICIOUS MINDS: PEARL HARBOR, CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Nov 28, 2012 ... For conspiracy believers, the fear they experience very rarely results in withdrawal; instead it drives them to resist, fight, and spread the word in what. 17 Jovan Byford, Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 123. 18 Byford, Conspiracy Theories, 124. Swanson: Suspicious ...

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Conspiracy Theories in an Age of Propaganda

subjected to critical scrutiny. Keywords: conspiracy theories, agitation propaganda, integration propaganda, media narratives, alternative accounts. Introduction. The hidden activities of powerful elites and secret societies, and their hypothetical role in steering political events and historic developments have long been the ...

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Conspiracy theory and cognitive style: a worldview

Feb 25, 2015 ... This paper assessed whether belief in conspiracy theories was associated with a ... INTRODUCTION. The study of conspiracism is important for myriad reasons. Con- spiracy theories persist within the general population (Goertzel, .... mal were associated with less critical ratings of conspiracy theories.

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Labeling Something a Conspiracy Theory Does Not Reduce Belief in It

and may be due to a romanticized image of conspiracy theories in popular media or a dilution of the term to include mundane ... For deHaven-Smith. (2013), the conspiracy-theory label comes with such negative baggage that applying it has “ the effect ..... Conspiracy theories: A critical introduction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave ...

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Commercial conspiracy theories: a pilot study

Jun 27, 2013 ... individual and demographic predictors of beliefs in commercial conspiracy theories among a British sample of over 300 ... Keywords: commercial conspiracy theories, politics, Big Five, individual differences. COMMERCIAL CONSPIRACY ..... Byford,. J. (2011). Conspiracy. Theories: A critical Introduction.

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Science vs Conspiracy: collective narratives in the age of (mis

Aug 7, 2014 ... acy theories) result to be more focused on their contents, while scientific news consumers are more prone to comment on alternative ... 4709 troll information – i.e. parodistic imitation of alternative and conspiracy theories. We find that, ..... Byford J (2011) Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction. Palgrave ...

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New Media: a Critical Introduction, Second Edition

New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and tech- nological revolution has taken place and formulates ...

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Critical Citizens or Paranoid Nutcases?

1 Introduction. It surely feels as if conspiracy theories and conspirational thought are at an unprecedented high. A quick glance into the comment section of almost any topic at almost any online news outlet will acquaint you with a wide range of conspiracy theories, from the moderately suspicious to the outright bizarre.

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The economy of attention in the age of (mis)information

Introduction. People can populate their informational domain – i.e. the amount of information available to a society member. The functioning of socio-technical systems, ... conspiracy theories tend to reduce the complexity of reality and are able to contain the ..... Byford J (2011) Conspiracy theories: a critical introduction.

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Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction

Henri Lefebvre : a critical introduction / by Andy Merrifield. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references ..... ing and as instructive as ever; his theories about space equally resonate within analyses of globalization, just as ..... organized clandestine conspiracies and sabotage, and befriended railway men who helped him derail ...

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In Defence of Particularism: A Reply to Stokes Matthew R. X. Dentith

'Conspiracy theories: a critical introduction', he writes: Chapter 2 sets the scene for the subsequent discussion by looking at how legitimate analyses of secrecy and collusion in politics might be differentiated from conspiracy theories. It looks at why it is important (although not always easy) to maintain the distinction between ...

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The Politics of Reason: Critical Legal Theory and Local Social Thought

4. THE POLITICS OF REASON: CRITICAL LEGAL THEORY. AND LOCAL SOCIAL THOUGHT. JAMEs Boylef. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION . ... First Trace: From Conspiracy Theory to Rela- tive Autonomy (and Back .... For a general exposure to critical legal theory, see THE POLITICS OF LAw (D. Kairys ed.

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Critical Citizens or Paranoid Nutcases?

1 Introduction. It surely feels as if conspiracy theories and conspirational thought are at an unprecedented high. A quick glance into the comment section of almost any topic at almost any online news outlet will acquaint you with a wide range of conspiracy theories, from the moderately suspicious to the outright bizarre.

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Rationale of conspiracy theorizing: Who shot the President Chen

between perception of threat and proposing conspiracy theories, and online users change the ... Conspiracy theory, perception of threat, political assassination, rational choice theory, Taiwan. Introduction. Conspiracy theories are socio-politically significant ...... critical towards the blue bloc and sympathetic towards the DPP.

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The spreading of misinformation online

Jan 19, 2016 ... and conspiracy theories that often elicit rapid, large, but naive social responses such as the recent ... conspiracy theories simplify causation, reduce the complexity of reality, and are formulated in a ..... Byford J (2011) Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan,. London). 20. Fine GA ...

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At the Critical Moment: Conditions and Prospects for Critical

Sep 16, 1996 ... Introduction. The 1990s have seen the emergence of a new conjunction of the terms. 'critical' and 'management', and even the birth of a new sub- ..... process theory, Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Gramscian 'hegemony ..... onization, it seems to assume that 'management' is united in a conspiracy.

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Someone is Pulling the Strings: Hypersensitive Agency Detection and Belief in. Conspiracy Theories. Karen M. Douglas*, Robbie M. Sutton, Mitchell J. Callan,. Rael J. Dawtry ... Keywords: Conspiracy theories, hypersensitive agency detection, intentionality bias, paranormal ...... Conspiracy theories: A critical introduction.

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Sample Reading List: PO921: Explanations in Social Science

Little, D. (1991) Varieties of Social Explanation: an introduction to the philosophy of social science (Boulder: Westview). Moses ... Wk 9: (Un)sound science: explaining pseudo science, denial, and conspiracy theories .... Hargreaves, S.P. and Varoufakis, Y (1995) Game Theory: A Critical Introduction (electronic) ( London:.

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