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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: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • 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: Satanist, U.S.A.; Moral panic; Law; Anti-cult movement
  • 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
  • Satanism in America: An Update.
    Richardson, James T., Jenny Reichert, and Valerie Lykes (2009)
    Social Compass 56:4: 552-563.

    Cites factors that lessened the moral panic over Satanism in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist, U.S.A.; Moral panic
  • 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: Media; Moral panic; Anti-cult movement; New religions
  • Chi ha paura delle minoranze religiose? La costruzione sociale di un panico morale.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1999)
    La critica socilogica 127: 1-12.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral panic; Minority
  • Charismatic Politics: The Social and Political Impact of Renewal.
    Thompson, William (1997)
    In Stephen Hunt, Malcolm Hamilton, and Tony Walter (eds.) Charismatic Christianity. Sociological Perspectives. New York: St. Martin's; London: Macmillan, pp. 160-183.

    Neo-pentecostals joined the efforts of the Christian right, making it politically effective in Britain. Unlike the American case, British politics did not confine the religious conservatives to the more conservative of the political parties.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, Great Britain; Politics, Great Britain; Great Britain; Moral; Pentecostal, neo, Great Britain; Moral panic
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