UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age (e-bok)
Format
E-bok
Filformat
EPUB med Adobe-kryptering
Om Adobe-kryptering
Nedladdning
Kan laddas ned under 24 månader, dock max 3 gånger.
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2016-02-25
Förlag
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN
9781474253222
UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age (e-bok)

UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age (e-bok)

Millennial Conspiracism

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2016-02-25
419
Laddas ned direkt
Läs i vår app för iPhone, iPad och Android
Finns även som
Visa alla 3 format & utgåvor
How-and why- were UFOs so prevalent in both conspiracy theories and the New Age milieu in the post-Cold War period? In this ground-breaking book, David G. Robertson argues that UFOs symbolized an uncertainty about the boundaries between scientific knowledge and other ways of validating knowledge, and thus became part of a shared vocabulary. Through historical and ethnographic case studies of three prominent figures-novelist and abductee Whitley Strieber; environmentalist and reptilian proponent David Icke; and David Wilcock, alleged reincarnation of Edgar Cayce-the investigation reveals that millennial conspiracism offers an explanation as to why the prophesied New Age failed to arrive-it was prevented from arriving by malevolent, hidden others. Yet millennial conspiracism constructs a counter-elite, a gnostic third party defined by their special knowledge.An overview of the development of UFO subcultures from the perspective of religious studies, UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age is an innovative application of discourse analysis to the study of present day alternative religion.
Visa hela texten

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »