Has Conspiracy Theory Run out of Steam?

Clare Birchall, Peter Knight

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Abstract

This chapter reassesses the critique of critique, specifically the relationship between critique and conspiracy theory, in light of recent political, technological, and epistemic developments. It focuses on the way that conspiracy theory comes to serve as a straw man in certain arguments against the hermeneutics of suspicion. Pausing on these metaphorical mobilizations of conspiracy theory, it asks what difference it makes to the discussion about critique if we take on board the manifestation, mediation, and meaning of conspiracy theories in circulation today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory Conspiracy
EditorsFrida Beckman, Jeffrey Di Leo
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages149-167
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781003375005
ISBN (Print)9781032450124, 9781032450162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023

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