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Konšpiračné teórie na stránkach internetu
Conspiration theories on the internet websites

Author(s): Zuzana Panczová
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: conspiracy theory; rumour; conversational genres; ideology; internet (online) communication; internet discussion forums

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with one kind of unofficial news about the events of public life or rumours called conspiracy theories. They reveal and explain conspirational background of events, construct and convict enemies of humanity or of „our“ values. The author is concerned with their structure in terms of some special categories constructing the rival worlds of „We“ and „They“.

  • Issue Year: 53/2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 152-172
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak