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Misunderstanding cults : searching for objectivity in a controversial field

Author: Benjamin David Zablocki; Thomas Robbins
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unique in its breadth, this is the first study of new religious movements to address the main points of controversy within the field while attempting to find a middle ground between opposing camps of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin David Zablocki; Thomas Robbins
ISBN: 0802043739 9780802043733 0802081886 9780802081889
OCLC Number: 50387243
Description: xiv, 524 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'O truant muse': collaborationism and research integrity / Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi --
Balance and fairness in the study of alternative religions / Thomas Robbins --
Caught up in the cult wars: confessions of a Canadian researcher / Susan J. Palmer --
Pitfalls in the sociological study of cults / Janja Lalich --
Towards a demystified and disinterested scientific theory of brainwashing / Benjamin Zablocki --
Tactical ambiguity and brainwashing formulations: science or pseudo science / Dick Anthony --
A tale of two theories: brainwashing and conversion in competing political narratives / David Bromley --
Brainwashing programs in the family/children of God and scientology / Stephen A. Kent --
Raising Lazarus: a methodological critique of Stephen Kent's Revival of the brainwashing model / Lorne L. Dawson --
Compelling evidence: a rejoinder to Lorne Dawson's chapter / Stephen A. Kent --
Child-rearing issues in totalist groups / Amy Siskind --
Contested narratives: a case study of the conflict between a new religious movement and its critics / Julius H. Rubin --
The roots of religious violence in America / Jeffrey Kaplan.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins.
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