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  • 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; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Social problem; Apostate
  • Millenarians and Violence. The Case of the Christian Identity Movement.
    Barkun, Michael (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs, and Maynem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 247-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance amplification; Christian Identity; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial
  • Religious Sects and the Concept of Deviance: The Moonies and the Mormons.
    Hampshire, Annette P., and James A. Beckford (1983)
    British Journal of Sociology 34:2: 208-229.

    Discusses limitations of the deviance-amplification and sect-to-denomination models of conflict between new religions & their host societies.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Mormon; Unification Church; Deviance/social control; Deviance amplification
  • The Road to Total Freedom.
    Wallis, Roy (1977)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Deviance amplification
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