Knowledge Practices in Conspiracy Theory

Anna Muldoon (Arizona State University)

Conspiracy communities create shared narratives through participatory story telling, leading to constant evolution of narrative details. However, the resulting narratives include consistent patterns of logic, style, rhetoric, and sense-making across topics, time periods, and conspiracy communities even as they evolve. I will discuss these patterns and how they combine across conspiracy forms.

Part of 08-02 Approaches to Conspiracy Theory: Time, Parody, Politics, and Ostension, Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am–12:30 pm