Our article proposes to set a general frame for interpreting the conspiracy theories which it includes in the category of mythological narratives with social function. These counterfactual narratives capture in narratives, most often stereotypical, the ideology of a community and have the function of building a group conscience and generating social reality. We are also trying to define the complexity of socio-political, anthropological, intellectual or technological factors that contribute to the development of this phenomenon which has often been treated in a simplified manner.
Petru Ioan Marian-Arnat
Dr Petru Ioan Marian-Arnat is Lecturer of Communication Studies at Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania. He is working in the fields of mass-media research, communication sciences, and cultural studies