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Misunderstanding cults : searching for objectivity in a controversial field

Author: Benjamin David Zablocki; Thomas Robbins
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, cop. 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin David Zablocki; Thomas Robbins
ISBN: 0802043739 9780802043733 0802081886 9780802081889
OCLC Number: 750866849
Description: XIV, 524 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Caveat Introduction: Finding a Middle Ground in a Polarized Scholarly Arena Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins PART ONE: HOW OBJECTIVE ARE THE SCHOLARS? *'O Truant Muse': Collaborationist!! 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 ]. Palmer* Pitfalls in the Sociological Study of Cults Janja Lalich PART TWO: HOW CONSTRAINED ARE THE PARTICIPANTS? * 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 as 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 Lome L. Dawson* Compelling Evidence: A Rejoinder to Lome Dawson's Chapter Stephen A. Kent PART THREE: HOW CONCERNED SHOULD SOCIETY BE? * Child-Rearing Issues in Totalist Groups Amy Siskind* Contested Narratives: A Case Shady of the Conflict Between a New Religious Movement and Its Critics Julius H. Rubin* The Roots of Religious Violence in America Jeffrey Kaplan Appendix Contributors
Responsibility: ed. by Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins.

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