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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
  • Renegade Amish. Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers.
    Kraybill, Donald B. (2014)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Narrates the attack & subsequent trial of a cult from the margins of the Amish community, whose members seized Amish critics and forcibly cut their hair & beards. "Cult" is used to refer to an isolated community dominated by an abusive leader.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Ohio, Bergholz; Criminology; Cult; Amish, U.S.A.; Conflict; Violence
  • Decline of a moral panic. A social psychological and socio-legal examination of the current status of Satanism.
    Reichert, Jenny, and James T. Richardson (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 47-63.

    In reviewing legal cases, sees less indiscriminate bias against Satanism over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Law; Moral panic; Satanist, U.S.A.
  • Introduction.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Provides a general narrative of a state government raid on a polygamist ranch, showing that an anti-cult view prevailed over evidence in launching the raid.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Persecution; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement
  • Texas Redux. A Comparative Analysis of the FLDS and Branch Davidian Raids.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Jennifer Lara Fagen (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 150-177..

    Despite obvious differences, the 2 raids were similar in the role played by anticult activists & ex-members, the media, state agents, & accusations made.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Eldorado; Anti-cult movement; Comparative; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; United States, Texas, Waco; Waco; Branch Davidian
  • Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 124-149.

    Explores stratagems & rhetorical themes used to raid a religious commune & separate children from their families.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral crusade; Moral panic; Social construction of reality; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Apostate; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Social problem
  • Satanists and nuts: The role of schisms in modern Satanism.
    Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 218-247.

    Sees sect as having an authoritarian epistemology & cult an eclectic & tolerant one. Describes a cult-producing Satanic milieu wherein rejected knowledge systems are incorporated. The very eclecticism allows different amalgamations to form & leads to schisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Satanist; Schism; Sect; Syncretism; Typology
  • Cult Versus Church Religiosity: Comparative Study of Hare Krishna Devotees and Catholics in Slovenia.
    Crnic, Ales (2009)
    Social Compass 56:1: 117-135.

    Based on participant observation & 2001 questionnaire data from Slovene followers of Hare Krishna; finds greater involvement than that reflected by survey data for Slovene Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, Slovenia; Participant observation; Catholic, Slovenia; Church; Slovenia; Cult; Comparative
  • French Cult Controversy at the Turn of the new Millennium: Escalation, Dissensions and new Forms of Mobilisations across the Battlefield.
    Altglas, Véronique (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 55-68.

    Reports on the French government's involvement in controversy over new religious movements in France.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Anti-cult movement; France
  • Field Notes. France's 'War on Sects.'
    Palmer, Susan J. (2008)
    Nova Religio 11:3: 104-120.

    Update on governmental anti-cult measures in France; focuses on the trial of a leader of Néo-Phare (New Lighthouse).

    Associated Search Terms: Néo-Phare, France; France; Anti-cult movement
  • The theoretical framing of a social problem: The case of societal reaction to cults in Israel.
    Cavaglion, Gabriel (2008)
    Israel Affairs 14:1: 84-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Israel; Social problem
  • The invention of a counter-tradition: The case of the North American anti-cult movement.
    Bromley, David G., and Douglas E. Cowan (2007)
    In James R. Lewis and Olav Hammer (eds.) The invention of Sacred Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 96-117.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement
  • New Religious Movements, Countermovements, Moral Panics, and the Media.
    Richardson, James T., and Massimo Introvigne (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 91-111.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Media; Moral panic; New religions
  • Review Essay. The Study of UFO Religions.
    Saliba, John A. (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 103-123.

    Review of 7 recent books about UFO cults.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • Agents of Discord. Deprogramming, Pseudo-Science, and the American Anticult Movement.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and Susan E. Darnell (2006)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement
  • Biens de salut et marché religieux dans le cultic milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 97-108.

    Finds the market model useful for conceptualizing the cultic milieu in Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Switzerland; Market model
  • What Should We Do About the Cults? Policies, Information and the Perspective of INFORM.
    Barker, Eileen (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 371-394.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; New religions
  • Des Peurs Collectives: le Discours Anti-Secte comme Support de l'Ideologie Néoliberale.
    Duval, Maurice (2005)
    L'Homme et la société 155: 65-78.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement
  • Fronteiras espirituais e fronteiras nacionais: o Combate às seitas na França.
    Birman, Patricia (2005)
    Mana 11:1: 7-39.

    Anti-cultists depicted new religions in the 1970s & '80s as a threat to the family.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; France; Anti-cult movement; New religions
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Myth; Phenomenology; United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation; Social construction of reality
  • 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
  • The North American Anti-cult Movement. Vicissitudes of Success and Failure.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., David G. Bromley, and Susan E. Darnell (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 184-205.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement
  • Something Peculiar about France. Anti-cult Campaigns in Western Europe and French Religious Exceptionalism.
    Introvigne, Massimo (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 206-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; France
  • Foredoomed to Failure. The Anti-cult Movement in the Netherlands.
    Singelenberg, Richard (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 213-219.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Anti-cult movement
  • Anti-cult Movements and Governmental Reports on "Sects and Cults." The Case of Poland.
    Koscianska, Agnieszka (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 267-277.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Poland; Anti-cult movement
  • Aliens Adored. Raël's UFO Religion.
    Palmer, Susan J. (2004)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Raelian; UFO cult; Millenarian; New religions
  • Cult Controversies and Government Control of New Religious Movements in Argentina, 1985-2002.
    Frigerio, Alejandro, and Hilario Wynarczyk (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 453-475.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; State; Media; Anti-cult movement; Argentina
  • 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
  • Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual-abuse Survivors?
    Bader, Christopher D. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 42:4: 669-678.

    Compares the demographics of members of support groups of alleged UFO abductions & Satanic ritual abuse, with those of other populations. The support groups are most comparable to participants in new religious movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.; UFO cult
  • Cargo Cult as Theatre: Political Performance in the Pacific.
    Billings, Dorothy K. (2002)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Cargo cult
  • Il fenomeno UFO come costruzione sociale: Dai dischi volanti al culto dell'extraterrestre.
    Parisi, Daniele (2002)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, l'Universita di Torino.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • In the Dreamtime of the Saucer People: Sense-Making and Interpretive Boundaries in a Contactee Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2002)
    Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 31:6: 675-705.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Unarian; Participant observation
  • Watching for Violence: A Comparative Analysis of the Roles of Five Types of Cult-Watching Groups.
    Barker, Eileen (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Cults, Religion, and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 123-148.

    Consideration of cult watching groups increasing or decreasing the likelihood of violence related to new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Violence; New religions
  • The Lure of the Edge: Scientific Passions, Religious Beliefs, and the Pursuit of the UFOs.
    Denzler, Brenda (2001)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult
  • France's Obsession with the "Sectarian Threat."
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2001)
    Nova Religio 4: 249-258. Also in Phillip Charles Lucas and Thomas Robbins (eds.), New Religious Movements in the 21st Century: Legal, Political, and Social Challenges in Global Perspective. New York: Routledge, 2004, pp. 49-59.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; New religions; France
  • Balance and Fairness in the Study of Alternative Religions.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 71-91.

    Traces the origin of the conflict among scholars over new religions to expert testimony for & against abductive deprogramming. Outlines dilemmas for researchers amidst groups in conflict.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Objectivity; Anti-cult movement; Ethics
  • New religions and the anticult movement in Canada.
    Hexham, Irving (2001)
    Nova Religio 4:2: 281-288.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Canada; New religions
  • '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
  • From Spirits to the Bible: Ayelesili, or the Impossible Church (Congo-Brazzaville).
    Gruénais, Marc-Éric (2001)
    Social Compass 48:3: 387-402.

    Examines Ayelesili, a neo-Christian anti-sorcery cult of Congo (Brazzaville), which splintered into fragments after the death of the founding prophet, Jacques Ngambo.

    Associated Search Terms: Ayelesili, Republic of the Congo; Cult; Republic of the Congo; Schism; New religions
  • Paranormal Beliefs. A Sociological Introduction.
    Goode, Erich (2000)
    Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Paranormal; Astrology
  • Effects of the Western Anti-cult Movement on Development of Laws Concerning Religion in Post-Communsit Russia.
    Shterin, Marat, and James T. Richardson (2000)
    Journal of Church and State 42: 247-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Russia; Anti-cult movement
  • Christian Responses to the New Age Movement: A Critical Assessment.
    Saliba, John A. (1999)
    London: Geoffrey Chapman.

    Reviews Evangelical, Liberal Protestant, & Catholic critiques of the "new age" phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Anti-cult movement
  • New Religious Phenomena in Eastern Europe.
    Doktór, Thadeusz (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 125-145.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Anti-cult movement; Europe, eastern
  • When Prophecy Passes Unnoticed: New Perspectives on Failed Prophecy.
    Bader, Christopher D. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 119-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; UFO cult
  • Religião e seitas: acusações contra um templo umbandista em Paris.
    Birman, Patricia (1999)
    Horizontes Antropológicas 5:10: 35-60.

    Associated Search Terms: France, Paris; Anti-cult movement; Umbanda, France
  • "Verfassungsfeindlich": Church, State, and New Religions in Germany.
    Hexham, Irving, and Karla Poewe (1999)
    Nova Religio 2:2: 208-227.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Germany; New religions; Scientology, Germany
  • 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
  • The Social Construction of Subversive Evil: The Contemporary Anti-Cult and Anti-Satanism Movements.
    Bromley, David G., and Diana Gay Cutchin (1999)
    In Jo Freeman (ed.) Waves of Protest. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 195-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Anti-cult movement; Deviance/social control
  • Alternative Creeds among Russian Youth.
    Chernysh, Mikhail F. (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldeshot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 147-156.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Youth; Russian Orthodox, Russia; Astrology; New religions; Russia
  • The Raelians Are Coming: The Future of a UFO Religion.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1998)
    In Madeleine Cousineau (ed.), Religion in a Changing World. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 139-146.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Raelian
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