publication . Article . 2004

the emergence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in yugoslavia during the war with nato

J. Byford; M. Billig;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2004 Journal: Patterns of Prejudice, volume 35, pages 50-63 (issn: 0031-322X, eissn: 1461-7331, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Byford and Billig examine the emergence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in the Yugoslav media during the war with NATO. The analysis focuses mainly on Politika, a mainstream daily newspaper without a history of antisemitism. During the war, there was a proliferation of conspiratorial explanations of western policies both in the mainstream Serbian media and in statements by the Yugoslav political establishment. For the most part such conspiracy theories were not overtly antisemitic, but rather focused on the alleged aims of organizations such as the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. However, these conspiracy theo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Anthropology, Serbian, language.human_language, language, Antisemitism, Foreign relations, Spanish Civil War, Mainstream, Law, Serbian Orthodox Church, religion.religious_organization, religion, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Politics, Sociology
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