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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786770233
Publisher: White Crow Productions Ltd
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Robbie Graham has pursued the UFO mystery for more than half his life. He has lectured around the world on the subject and has been interviewed for the likes of the BBC, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, Channel 4, and Vanity Fair, among many others. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, and Fortean Times. He holds first class degrees in Film, Television and Radio Studies (BA hons) and Cinema Studies (MA) from Staffordshire University and the University of Bristol respectively. He is the author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO Movies (White Crow Books, 2015).

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABOUT THE EDITOR

WITHIN

SELECTED THOUGHTS FROM THIS VOLUME

FOREWORD

BY DIANA WALSH PASULKA

INTRODUCTION

BY ROBBIE GRAHAM

CHRIS RUTKOWSKI

OUR ALIEN, WHO ART IN HEAVEN

MIKE CLELLAND

THE EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT

JACK BREWER

THE FUTURE LEADS TO THE PAST

JOSHUA CUTCHIN

IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: MOVING UFOLOGY BEYOND MATERIALISM

MICAH HANKS

TOWARD A BETTER UFOLOGY: APPLYING SCIENCE TO THE STUDY OF UAP

LORIN CUTTS

ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOWABOUT FLYING SAUCERS IS WRONG

CURT COLLINS

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

SMILES LEWIS

TRUFO VS. UFAUX: PLANETARY POLTERGEISTS & WEAPONS OF MASS ENCHANTMENT

MJ BANIAS

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



RYAN SPRAGUE

FRANKENSTEIN & FLYING SAUCERS: CREATING, DESTROYING, AND RE-ANIMATING A PHENOMENAL MONSTER

GREG BISHOP

THE CO-CREATION HYPOTHESIS: HUMAN PERCEPTION, THE INFORMATIONAL UNIVERSE, AND THE OVERHAUL OF UFO RESEARCH

ROBERT BRANDSTETTER

DISCOVERING OUR HUMANITY IN THE ALIEN OTHER

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

ENDNOTES

INDEX

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