This book is in very good condition. It has very slight wear to the front cover, but otherwise both this, and the pages within, are clean, tight and unmarked, without foxing.
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. Is this an age of conspiracies, or generalized anxiety and a search for hidden explanations? How can the social sciences understand and explain the contemporary popularity of conspiracy theories? This provocative and unique collection draws together academics from politics, media studies, anthropology, sociology, management and cultural studies to address a wide variety of topics related to conspiracy theory and practice. With chapters on computer viruses, the politics of the far right in France and militias in the USA, the X-Files, anti-corporate protest and more, it will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary culture.