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  • "Baba has come to civilize us": Developmental idealism and framing the strict demands of the Brahma Kumaris.
    McKendry-Smith, Emily (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 698-716.

    Based on 2008-09 interviews with 47 women who attended Brahma Kumari centers in Nepal, as well as participation observation in the centers. The women accepted strict practices that seemed modern but not celibacy, which did not seem modern.

    Associated Search Terms: Brahma Kumari, Nepal; Celibacy; Frame alignment; Modern; Nepal; New religions; Participant observation; Strictness
  • On celibate marriages: Conversion to the Brahma Kumaris in Poland.
    Koscianska, Agnieszka (2008)
    In Frances Pine and Joao de Pina-Cabral (eds.) On the Margins of Religion. New York: Berghahn, pp. 170-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Celibacy; Brahma Kumari, Poland; Conversion; Poland
  • Muslims, the New Age and Marginal Religions in Indonesia: Changing Meanings of Religious Pluralism.
    Howell, Julia Day (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 473-493.

    Considers the status of 3 new religions in a nation where the law does not quite define them as religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Islam, Indonesia; Anand Ashram, Indonesia; Brahma Kumari, Indonesia; New religions; Salamullah; Politics, Indonesia; Indonesia; New age; Syncretism; State
  • Demographic Change and Secularization in an Asian New Religious Movement. The Brahma Kumaris in the Western World, Part II.
    Howell, Julia Day, and Peter L. Nelson (2000)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 11: 225-239.

    As the age structure of what began as a youth movement normalized, world-rejection lessened & service functions differentiated from spirituality functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Brahma Kumari, Australia; World rejection; Differentiation; Demography; New religions; Australia
  • Gender Role Experimentation in New Religious Movements: Clarification of the Brahma Kumari Case.
    Howell, Julia Day (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:3: 453-461.

    Reverse sex polarity need not be associated with an overwhelmingly female leadership. High attrition rates among Australian members suggest the pattern is short term.

    Associated Search Terms: Brahma Kumari, Australia; Gender; Women; Australia
  • Structural Adaptation and "Success" in the Transplantation of an Asian New Religious Movement: The Brahma Kumaris in the Western World, Part 1.
    Howell, Julia Day, and Peter L. Nelson (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 1-33.

    Loss of contact with potential converts is lessened by having commune residents enter the work force.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; New religions; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia; Commune
  • ASC Induction Techniques, Spiritual Experiences, and Commitment to New Religious Movements.
    Howell, Julia Day (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 141-164.

    Based on 1991-95 participant observation with Brahma Kumaris in Sydney & Brisbane; illustrates the role of experience in securing commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Life histories; Meditation; New religions; Commitment; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia; Experience
  • The Brahma Kumaris and the role of women.
    Skultans, Vieda (1993)
    In Elizabeth Puttick and Peter B. Clarke (eds.) Women as Teachers and Disciples in traditional and New Religions. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, pp. 47-62.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Gender role; Brahma Kumari
  • Indigenous feminism in a modern Hindu sect.
    Babb, Lawrence A. (1984)
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 9:3: 399-416.

    Associated Search Terms: Brahma Kumari; Feminism
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