Conspiracy Theory as Art Form
Examining nearly every conspiracy theory in the public’s consciousness today, this investigation seeks to link seemingly unrelated theories through a cultural studies perspective. While looking at conspiracy theories that range from the moon landing and JFK’s assassination to the Oklahoma City bombing and Freemasonry, this reconstruction reveals newly discovered connections between wide swaths of events. Linking Dracula to George W. Bush, UFOs to strawberry ice cream, and Jesus Christ to robots from outer space, this is truly an all-original discussion of popular conspiracy theories.
Praise For Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form…
Whether you believe or disbelieve in deep and hidden conspiracies, Robert Guffey's droll yet thought-provoking book Cryptoscatology should be required reading. From the valid to the invalid, from the provable to the possible, from real life to art, Guffey shuffles the most prominent names and topics in conspiracyland. They are all laid on the vivisection table with often surprising results. Don't miss this ride." — Jim Marrs, author of The New York Times Best Sellers Crossfire, Rule by Secrecy, and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy
"Finally, a scholarly book takes conspiracy theory seriously. . . . I cannot recommend this book highly enough. For fans of science fiction, conspiracy theory or a good spy story (a true story, at that), Cryptoscatology is required reading." —Tessa B. Dick, author, Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright
Trine Day, 9781936296408, 376pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
About the Author
Robert Guffey is a professor of English at California State University–Long Beach. His short stories and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, including After Shocks, Aoife’s Kiss, Art From Art, Catastrophia, and Chimeraworld. He lives in Long Beach, California.