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Cults in our midst

Author: Margaret Thaler Singer; Janja Lalich; Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1995]
Series: Jossey-Bass behavioral science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The country's leading authority on cults, Margaret Thaler Singer, calls on her nearly fifty years of expertise to write the definitive book on cults. Written with author and former cult member Janja Lalich, Singer's first book is a shocking exposé that reveals what cults are and how they work. Cults in our midst offers vital information on how to help people escape cult entrapments and recover from the experience.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ouvrages de controverse
Controversial literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Thaler Singer; Janja Lalich; Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN: 0787900516 9780787900519
OCLC Number: 31170479
Description: xxiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Defining cults --
A brief history of cults --
The process of brainwashing, psychological coercion, and thought reform --
What's wrong with cults? --
Recruiting new members --
Physiological persuasion techniques --
Psychological persuasion techniques --
Intruding into the workplace --
The threat of intimidation --
Rescuing the children --
Leaving the cult --
Recovery : coming out of the pseudopersonality --
Postscript: The millennium, cults, and the end of the century.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass behavioral science series.
Responsibility: Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich ; foreword by Robert Jay Lifton.
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An analysis of the distribution, formation and recruitment programmes of various cults. Singer reveals what cults are and how they work, and examines these bodies in order to provide guidance in  Read more...

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