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Conspiracy panics : political rationality and popular culture, Jack Z. Bratich

Label
Conspiracy panics : political rationality and popular culture
Title
Conspiracy panics
Title remainder
political rationality and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Jack Z. Bratich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While most other works focus on conspiracy theories, this book examines conspiracy panics, or the anxiety over the phenomenon of conspiracy theories. Jack Z. Bratich argues that conspiracy theories are portals into the major social issues defining U.S. and global political culture. These issues include the rise of new technologies, the social function of journalism, U.S. race relations, citizenship and dissent, globalization, biowarfare and biomedicine, and the shifting positions within the Left. Using a Foucauldian governmentality analysis, Bratich maintains that conspiracy panics contribute to a broader political rationality, a (neo)liberal strategy of governing at a distance through the use of reason. He also explores the growing popularity of 9/11 conspiracy research in terms of what he calls the "sphere of legitimate dissensus." Conspiracy Panics concludes that we are witnessing a new fusion of culture and rationality, one that is increasingly shared across the political spectrum." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bratich, Jack Z.
Dewey number
306.0973/090511
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
B725 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Radicalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
Label
Conspiracy panics : political rationality and popular culture, Jack Z. Bratich
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political science fiction : expert monitors, excessive skepticism, and preventive rationality -- Pop goes the profession : journalism, new media culture, and populism -- Trust no one (on the Internet) : Gary Webb, popular technologies, and professional journalism -- Left behind : AIDS, biowarfare, and the politics of articulation -- Going global : 9/11, popular investigations, and the sphere of legitimate dissensus
Control code
212092979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435632103
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212092979
Label
Conspiracy panics : political rationality and popular culture, Jack Z. Bratich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political science fiction : expert monitors, excessive skepticism, and preventive rationality -- Pop goes the profession : journalism, new media culture, and populism -- Trust no one (on the Internet) : Gary Webb, popular technologies, and professional journalism -- Left behind : AIDS, biowarfare, and the politics of articulation -- Going global : 9/11, popular investigations, and the sphere of legitimate dissensus
Control code
212092979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435632103
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212092979

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