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Storie di complotti e miti a bassa intensità
In the system or the galaxy of contemporary myths (which I define as low intensity myths because of some characteristics that differentiate themas objects of consumption and personal choicemore than collective rituals), the theme of conspiracy has amultifarious presence. On the one hand, it is one of the main subjects in urban legends, which often offer an alternative explanation of official truths; on the other hand, it has been the key for the success of works such as The Celestine Prophecy or The Da Vinci Code, with their reconstruction of world history in terms of fiction that “might have been” true. In these and other forms (including espionage stories) the representation of conspiracies is a sort ofmythical currentwhose power is based not so much on the credibility of the stories it tells as on the fact itself that they are presented as counter–narrations, more consistent than any reality and disguised inmany possible forms.
pagine: 289-298
DOI: 10.4399/978885489931517
data pubblicazione: Giugno 2016
editore: Aracne