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Към теория на конспиративните сюжети
Towards a Theory of Conspiracy Narratives

Author(s): Nikola Venkov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: conspiracy theory; conspiracy narratives; power; cultural studies

Summary/Abstract: This article is a call for the academic debate on conspiracy theories to advance beyond general cultural analyses. To achieve that, we must make our conceptual tools more precise. I discuss the fundamental component of power difference to conspiracy theories and suggest an analytical typology based on their 'gradient of power'. Beyond that, I argue that we should work towards a theory for the structure of circulation of conspiratorial forms and logics. To this end, I introduce the notion of 'conspiracy narrative' as the basic element in such dynamics. I sketch out a model for the mechanics of interaction and exchange in webs of conspiracy narratives.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 83-104
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian