The UFO People: A Curious Culture

The UFO People: A Curious Culture

by MJ Banias

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Overview

We are haunted by UFOs. They drift in and out of our culture in movies and on television, on billboards and in books. They are everywhere. However, for one small community, they are much more than the fodder of science fiction storytelling – they alter the entire fabric of reality.

Part narrative journey and part cultural study, The UFO People is a challenge to the UFO subculture and the broader public to recognize that UFOs, and the people who study them, challenge societal norms, institutions, and the many ideologies we assume to be true. This book tells the stories of UFO witnesses and experiencers of the paranormal, and ties in interviews and research of some of the most famous and infamous names in the UFO subculture. With critical questions that touch on history, gender, race, culture and philosophy, this book questions the very nature of UFOs and the people who study them. It delves into the reality that the UFO phenomenon, real or not, abandons us to a ghostly realm where nothing should be taken for granted. Take a journey into a curious culture and meet individuals who have been forever changed by the impossible. Meet the UFO people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786770912
Publisher: White Crow Books
Publication date: 04/05/2019
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 660,402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

MJ Banias is an educator and writer. His popular blog, Terra Obscura, critically examines how philosophy and culture affect society's understanding of anomalous phenomena, including UFOs. He has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows. His work has been featured in Fortean Times Magazine, FATE Magazine and in the book UFOs: Reframing the Debate (White Crow Books). He is a regular contributor to the website, Mysterious Universe and hosts his own YouTube channel. He lives in Canada with his wife, two children, and a massive cat.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PRAISE FOR THE UFO PEOPLE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PROLOGUE

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: THE UFO PEOPLE

CHAPTER 1: A Cold Day in January

CHAPTER 2: Subcultures

CHAPTER 3: Haunted Manitoba

CHAPTER 4: The Woman on the Porch

CHAPTER 5: Gender Politics and Flying Saucers

CHAPTER 6: Mundus Imaginalis

CHAPTER 7: The Startling Truth

CHAPTER 8: Roy

CHAPTER 9: The Ghost of Richard Doty

CHAPTER 10: The Invisible College

CHAPTER 11: Derrida and the UFO

PART 2: FROM SUBCULTURE TO EXOCULTURE: A TREATISE ON THE UFO SUBCULTURE

CHAPTER 12: A Brief History of The Phenomenon

CHAPTER 13: Controlling the Narrative

CHAPTER 14: Scientism and the Myth of Truth

CHAPTER 15: The Counter-Cultural UFO Community

CHAPTER 16: Taboo

CHAPTER 17: Exoculture

EPILOGUE

APPENDIX A: CATHERINE CROWE AND THE LONG ROAD TO PARANORMAL EQUALITY

APPENDIX B: THE EVOLUTION OF THE EXTRATERRESTRAIL HYPOTHESIS WITHIN THE UFO SUBCULTURE: AN OPINION

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