Paranoia Within Reason a Casebook on Conspiracy as Explanation
- List Price: $46.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 02/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780226504582
- ISBN10: 0226504581
Some pieces develop conversations that reveal the post-Cold War situations of countries such as Italy, Russia, Slovenia, and the United States where conspiratorial explanations of national dramas seem to make sense. Other pieces tackle paranoia as a style of debate in such diverse realms as science, psychotherapy, and popular entertainment, where conspiracy theories emerge as a compelling way to address the inadequacies of rational expertise and organization. in the face of immense changes that undermine them. Like all of the volumes in the Late Edition series, Paranoia within Reason offers a provocative challenge to our ways of understanding the ongoing watershed changes that face us.