Book cover for Covid 19 Conspiracy Theories
  • Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Time:
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Venue: online
  • Audience:

Join us online and dive into the world of the conspiracy theories with author John Bodner.

Please register below to ensure you receive a zoom link the morning of the event.

About the Book:

As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spread around the world, so did theories, stories, and conspiracy beliefs about it. These theories infected communities from the halls of Congress to Facebook groups, spreading quickly in newspapers, on various social media and between friends. They spurred debate about the origins, treatment options and responses to the virus, creating distrust towards public health workers and suspicion of vaccines. This book examines the most popular Covid-19 theories, connecting current conspiracy beliefs to long-standing fears and urban legends. By examining the vehicles and mechanisms of Covid-19 conspiracy, readers can better understand how theories spread and how to respond to misinformation.

About the Author:

John Bodner is an associate professor of folklore in the social/cultural studies program at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has conducted fieldwork among tree planters, street kids and illegal marijuana growers to document the relationship between marginalized communities, work, identity, crime, and tradition.

For more information on the book and the co authors please go to Macfarland Books

 

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