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  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; The Family; Apostate; Branch Davidian; Case study; Child abuse; Conflict theory; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Moral panic; Nuwaubian; Persecution; Scientology; Brainwashing; State; Violence; Twelve Tribes; Social movement
  • Brainwahsing and forensic evidence.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In Steve Morewitz and Mark Goldstein (eds.) Handbook of Forensic Sociology. New York: Springer, pp. 77-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Law
  • Conversion to new religious movements.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 687-705.

    Conversion to new religions is a complex topic; there is little empirical support for the simplistic brainwashing hypothesis.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Brainwashing; Conversion
  • Conversion and brainwahsing: Controversies and contrasts.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In G. Chryssides and B.E. Zeller (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 89-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conflict; Conversion; New religions
  • La questione del "lavaggio del cervello."
    Introvigne, Massimo (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano (ed.) Credere è Reato? Libertà religiosa nello Stato laico e nella società aperto. Padova: Messaggero, pp. 201-217.

    History of the concept, "brain washing."

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Conversion and "Brainwashing" in New Religious Movements.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 243-297.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Brainwashing
  • Pseudoscience Versus Minority Religions. An Evaluation of the Brainwashing Theories of Jean-Marie Abgrall.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 127-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Regulating Religion. A Sociological and Historical Introduction.
    Richardson, James T. (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion, Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Law; Brainwashing; Persecution; United States
  • Cult Controversies and Legal Developments Concerning New Religions in Japan and China.
    Richardson, James T., and Bryan Edelman (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 359-380.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, Japan; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing; Falun Gong; Aum Shinrikyo; Japan; China; Law; New religions
  • A Tale of Two Theories: Brainwashing and Conversion as Competing Political Narratives.
    Bromley, David G. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objctivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 318-348.

    The basic contention between the conversion & brainwashing approaches to affiliation to new religions is political, not scientific.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conversion
  • Towards a Demystified and Disinterested Scientific Theory of Brainwashing.
    Zablocki, Benjamin (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 159-214.

    Elaborates a concept & theory of uncritical obedience, & points to evidence of such in new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; New religions
  • Tactical Ambiguity and Brainwashing Formulations: Science or Pseudo-Science?
    Anthony, Dick (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 215-317.

    Critique of works by Benjamin Zablocki on "brainwashing"; includes historical observations on the career of the concept & its use.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Zablocki, Benjamin
  • Brainwashing Programs in The Family/Children of God and Scientology.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 349-378. Critique by Lorne L. Dawson, pp. 379-400. Rejoinder by Kent, pp. 401-411.

    Uses public documents & interviews with former members of The Family & Scientology to illustrate brainwashing that was used to retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Brainwashing; Scientology
  • 'Brainwashing' Theories in European Parliamentary and Administrative Reports on 'Cults' and 'Sects.'
    Richardson, James T., and Massimo Introvigne (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 143-168. Comments pp. 169-180. Reply 181-185. [Also in James T. Richardson (ed.) Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Klewer Academic/Plenum, 2004, pp. 151-178]

    Reviews European governmental reports on new religions; the reports incorporate concepts of brainwashing & mind control, concepts that lead to unjustified policy recommendations.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Anti-cult movement; New religions; Brainwashing; Europe
  • Pseudoscience and minority religion: An evaluation of the brainwahsing theories of Jean-Marie Abgrall.
    Anthony, Dick (1999)
    Social Justice Research 12: 421-456.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Social Control of New Religions: From 'Brainwashing' Claims to Child Sex Abuse Allegations.
    Richardson, James T. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.), Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 172-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; New religions; Social control; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • "Brainwashing" Testimony in Light of Daubert.
    Ginsburg, Gerald, and James T. Richardson (1998)
    In Helen Reece (ed.) Law and Science. Oxford: Oxford Univrsity Press, pp. 265-288.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Brainwashing
  • Exit Cost Analysis: A new Approach to the Scientific Study of Brainwashing.
    Zablocki, Benjamin D. (1998)
    Nova religio 1:2: 216-249. Comment by David G. Bromley 250-266. Reply by Zablocki 267-271.

    Brainwashing is a technique for retaining, not obtaining, members.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Brainwashing; Disaffiliation
  • The Accidental Expert.
    Richardson, James T. (1998)
    Nova religio 2:1: 31-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Brainwashing; Anti-cult movement; New religions
  • The Blacklisting of a Concept: The Strange History of the Brainwashing Conjecture in the Sociology of Religion.
    Zablocki, Benjamin D. (1997)
    Nova religio 1:1: 96-121.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Brainwashing
  • "Brainwashing" Claims and Minority Religions Outside the United States: Cultural Diffusion of a Questionable Legal Concept in the Legal Arena.
    Richardson, James T. (1996)
    Brigham Young University Law Review 96: 873-904.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Une critique des accusations de "lavage de cerveau" portées à l'encontre des nouveaux mouvements religieux: questions d'éthique et de preuve.
    Richardson, James T. (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Pour en Finir avec les Sectes. Le débat sur le rapport de la commission parlementaire. Torino and paris: CESNUR; Milano: Di Giovanni, pp. 85-97.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conversion
  • Sociology and the New Religions: "Brainwashing," the Courts, and Religious Freedom.
    Richardson, James T. (1996)
    In Pam Jenkins and S. Kroll-Smith (eds.) Witnessing for Sociology. New York: Praeger, pp. 115-134.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Brainwashing; Law
  • Une critique des accusations de lavage de cerveau portées à l'encontre des noveaux mouvements religieux: quetions d'éthique et de preuve.
    Rémond, René (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Pour en finir evec les sectes: le débat sur le rapport de la commisison parlementaire. Paris: Dervy, pp. 85-98.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Brainwashing; New religions
  • The Contested Authenticity of "Free Exercise" and "Free Speech": The Convergence of Anti-Cult, Anti-Porn, and Anti-Hate Speech Discourses.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.), The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 25-46.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Brainwashing; Anti-cult movement
  • Sociology and New Religions: 'Brainwashing,' the Courts and Religious Freedom.
    Richardson, James T. (1996)
    In Pamela J. Jenkins and Steve Kroll-Smith (eds.) Witnessing for Sociology: Sociologists in Court. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 115-134.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Law; Brainwashing; Freedom of religion
  • A Critique of "Brainwashing" Claims about New Religious Movements.
    Richardson, James T. (1994)
    Australian Religins Studies Review 7: 48-56. [Also in Lorne L. Dawson (ed.) Cults in Context. Redings in the Study of New Religious Movements. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1996; and New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1998, pp. 217-227]

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Brainwashing and totalitarian influence.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1994)
    In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Vol. I. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 457-471.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • A Social Psychological Critique of "Brainwashing" Claims about Recruitment to New Religions.
    Richardson, James T. (1993)
    In David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 3 The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America (Part B). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 75-97.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; New religions; Conversion; Anti-cult movement
  • Law, Social Science and the "Brainwashing" Exception to the First Amendment.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1992)
    ehavioral Sciences & the Law 10:1: 5-30.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing; New religions
  • Conversions aux nouvelles religions: Libres ou forcées?.
    Chagnon, Roland (1988)
    Montréal: Fides.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; New religions; Brainwashing
  • Attacks on Peripheral Versus Central Elements of Self and the Impact of Thought-reforming Techniques.
    Ofshe, Richard, and Margret T. Singer (1986)
    Cultic Studies Journal 3: 3-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Constructing Cultist "Mind Control."
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:3: 241-256.

    Critique of the concept of mind control as implied in allegations of forced conversion to new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conversion
  • The Making of a Moonie. Brainwashing or Choice?
    Barker, Eileen (1984)
    Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

    Uses both participant observation & questionnaires.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Unification Church; Conversion; Brainwashing
  • Classical and Contemporary Applications of Brainwahsing Models: A Comparison and Critique.
    Richardson, James T., and Brock Kilbourne (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 29-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing
  • Conservatorships and deprogramming.
    Bromley, David G. (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Cntroversy. New York: Edwin Mellen, pp. 267-293.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Law
  • Social Sources and Consequences of the Brainwashing Controversy.
    Hargrove, Barbara J.W. (1983)
    In David G.Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.), The Brinwahsing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 299-308.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: An Introduction.
    Richardson, James T. (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwahsing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Pyschological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 1-11.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; New religions; Brainwashing
  • Thought Reform and the Unification Church.
    Taylor, David F. (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 73-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Brainwashing; Conversion
  • "Brainwashing" and "Deprogramming" in Britain: The Social Sources of Anti-cult Sentiment.
    Beckford, James A. (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.), The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 122-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • With Enemies Like That: Some Functions of Deprogramming as an Aid to Sectarian Membership.
    Barker, Eileen (1983)
    In David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.), The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 329-344.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Deprogramming, Brainwashing, and the Medicalization of Deviant Religious Groups.
    Robbins, Thomas L., and Dick Anthony (1982)
    Social Problems 29:3: 283-297.

    Perceived distress in controversies over conversion to & apostasy from new religions, interests of the medical profession, & a compartmentalized view of religion lead to the invocation of a medical model.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; New religions; Brainwashing; Conflict; Medical; Anti-cult movement
  • Church, State and Cult.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:3: 209-226.

    Multi-functional "cults" compete with family & other specialized institutions & are sometimes authoritarian; they can therefore be controversial. "Mind control" allegations obscure the matter.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; State; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Legitimating Repression.
    Anthony, Dick, Thomas Robbins, and Jim McCarthy (1980)
    Society 17:3: 39-42.

    Sees "brainwashing" accusations as a social weapon.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Brainwashing and the Persecution of "Cults."
    Robbins, Thomas L., and Dick Anthony (1980)
    Journal of Religion and Health 19:1: 66-69.

    Critique of the concept, "brainwashing."

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Evil Eyes and Religious Choices.
    Hargrove, Barbara J.W. (1980)
    Society 17:3: 20-24. ["Deprogramming and religious liberty," in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.), The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1983), pp. 299-308]

    Portrays the ideology behind the "brainwashing" concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Anti-cult movement; Conversion
  • Legitimating Repression.
    Robbins, Thomas L., Dick Anthony, and James McCarthy (1980)
    Society 17: 39-42. [Also in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1983, pp. 319-328.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing
  • Cults and the Therapeutic State.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1979)
    Social Policy 10:1: 42-46.

    Provides a contemporary history of controversial new religions in the U.S.A. & the involvement of the courts in cases related to "deprogramming."

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; New religions; State
  • Youth, Brainwashing, and the Extremist Cults.
    Enroth, Ronald M. (1977)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; New religions; Youth
  • Even a Moonie Has Civil Rights.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1977)
    Nation 224:8: 238-241.

    Argues that if persecution of deviant religions on obscurantist grounds of "mind control" is institutionalized, its application to political dissidents may be inevitable.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Law; Unification Church, U.S.A.; Brainwashing; Persecution
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