IF YOU LIKE YOUR UFO LITERATURE TO CONFIRM WHAT YOU ALREADY 'KNOW, ' THIS IS NOT THE BOOK FOR YOU!
The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didn't know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also become dangerously self-referential.
If ever we are to further our understanding of the UFO enigma, we must fundamentally reframe our debate. We must wipe the board clean and fill it with new ideas, new theories, even new language. We must be willing to start from scratch when the field stagnates. We must be critical, sober, and free of dogma--ready to rinse away the residue of our own beliefs.
UFOs: Reframing the Debate is a collection of original essays exploring alternative perspectives on UFOs and how we might more usefully study the phenomenon in the 21st Century. The book brings together some of the most progressive and iconoclastic thinkers in the field for an incisive deconstruction of current popular ideas. Critical but constructive, this challenging volume represents a range of differing (even conflicting) alternative viewpoints on UFOs and related phenomena.
UFOs: Reframing the Debate is a cold, hard, slap in the face for 'UFOlogy, ' a call to break away from established ideas, approaches, and practices, and to boldly tread a new path in quest of understanding what may very well be the greatest mystery of all.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE EDITOR
SELECTED THOUGHTS FROM THIS VOLUME
BY DIANA WALSH PASULKA
BY ROBBIE GRAHAM
OUR ALIEN, WHO ART IN HEAVEN
THE EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT
THE FUTURE LEADS TO THE PAST
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: MOVING UFOLOGY BEYOND MATERIALISM
TOWARD A BETTER UFOLOGY: APPLYING SCIENCE TO THE STUDY OF UAP
ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOWABOUT FLYING SAUCERS IS WRONG
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
TRUFO VS. UFAUX: PLANETARY POLTERGEISTS & WEAPONS OF MASS ENCHANTMENT
UFOS AND MODERN CAPITALISM: DISSENT, DISENFRANCHISEMENT, AND THE FRINGE
RED PILL JUNKIE
ANARCHY IN THE UFO!
SUSAN DEMETER-ST. CLAIR
MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MASHED POTATOES: UFOS AS A PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL EVENT
FRANKENSTEIN & FLYING SAUCERS: CREATING, DESTROYING, AND RE-ANIMATING A PHENOMENAL MONSTER
THE CO-CREATION HYPOTHESIS: HUMAN PERCEPTION, THE INFORMATIONAL UNIVERSE, AND THE OVERHAUL OF UFO RESEARCH
DISCOVERING OUR HUMANITY IN THE ALIEN OTHER
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS