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"Trust Me, You Can't Trust Them": Stigmatised Knowledge in Cults and Conspiracies

Newcombe, Suzanne and van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda (2018). "Trust Me, You Can't Trust Them": Stigmatised Knowledge in Cults and Conspiracies. In: Dyrendal, Asbjørn; Robertson, David G. and Asprem, Egil eds. Handbook of Conspiracy Theory and Contemporary Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 152–179.

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Abstract

This chapter will explore the sociology of conspiracy theory in areas of the contemporary cultic milieu, identifying rational social reasons for allegiance to a particular theory as often being more compelling for individuals than the apparent ‘empirical’ truth or falsity of the theory itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Koninklijke Brill
ISBN: 90-04-38202-X, 978-90-04-38202-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 54131
Depositing User: Suzanne Newcombe
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 14:25
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 10:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54131
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