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Bounded choice : true believers and charismatic cults

Author: Janja Lalich
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
It is easy to portray the members of cults as vunerable, needy people who cannot think for themselves. In this comparative study of the Heaven's Gate cult and the Democratic Workers Party, Janja Lalich offers a more complex and disturbing assessment of 'cult mentality'.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lalich, Janja.
Bounded choice.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004000767
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janja Lalich
ISBN: 9780520937512 0520937511 0520231945 9780520231948 0520240189 9780520240186 1417545240 9781417545247
OCLC Number: 56733455
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Cults and True Believers; part one: Heaven's Gate; part two: The Democratic Workers Party; part three: Theoretical Perspective; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Janja Lalich.
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Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate 'monks' awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. This book explains how normal,  Read more...


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