Ansiedades de Influência: Teoria da Conspiração e Cultura Terapêutica na América do Milênio

Autores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8034.2021.e80899

Resumo

Neste capi?tulo de livro, publicado originalmente em 2003, Susan Harding e Kathleen Stewart analisam a explosa?o de teorias da conspirac?a?o nos Estados Unidos do po?s-Guerra. Elas evitam o apelo comum de isolar o pensamento conspirato?rio como mero padra?o hermene?utico exo?tico ou tipo de ideologia especi?fica ao trata?-lo como parte de uma “estrutura de sentimento”, “sistema nervoso” e “discurso metacultural” amplo, difuso e inclusivo, apesar de atualizado em diversas intensidades. A “ansiedade de influe?ncia”, o sentimento agudo de estarmos sendo manipulados pelos pro?prios sistemas de expertise que sustentam a ordem contempora?nea, da? vaza?o a uma semio?tica ansiosa, obcecada pela leitura de “sinais” que desvelam uma Verdade final intencionalmente obscurecida e gera pra?ticas encarnadas que funcionam simultaneamente como cura e sintoma. Essa estrutura paranoica de sentimento e? analisada por meio de uma cuidadosa reconstituic?a?o etnogra?fica de duas comunidades “remanescentes”: o apocalipticismo otimista da igreja pentecostal-carisma?tica Calvary Church e o tra?gico, mas igualmente otimista, “plano de fuga” extraterreno do movimento de base ufolo?gica Heaven’s Gate.

Biografia do Autor

Bruno Reinhardt, Departamento de Antropologia, UFSC

Antropologia; Antropologia da Religião e do Secularismo; Antropologia da África

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REINHARDT, Bruno; C. STEWART, Kathleen; HARDING, Susan; ZIKAN CARDOSO, Vânia. Ansiedades de Influência: Teoria da Conspiração e Cultura Terapêutica na América do Milênio. Ilha Revista de Antropologia, Florianópolis, v. 23, n. 3, 2021. DOI: 10.5007/2175-8034.2021.e80899. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/ilha/article/view/80899. Acesso em: 19 jul. 2024.

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