The Age of Anxiety: Conspiracy Theory and the Human Sciences

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Jane Parish, Martin Parker
Wiley, Dec 3, 2001 - Social Science - 222 pages
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From the assassination of JFK in November 1963 to Watergate and the death of Diana, theories about conspiracies beset popular culture. Television programmes about mysteries and 'inexplicable' events command peak time viewing schedules, reinterpreting 'old' conspiracy theories with new evidence. This book differentiates between conspiracy theory and theories about conspiracies.

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About the author (2001)

Jane Parish is an anthropologist in the School of Social Relations at Keele University, UK. Her main interest is in West African witchcraft, especially among the Akan, Ghana.

Martin Parker is Reader in Social and Organisation Theory in the Department of Management, Keele University. He has written and edited several books on culture, ethics and poststructuralism with particular reference to organisations.

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