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  • Seeker-friendly: The Hillsong megachuch as an enchanting total institution.
    Wade, Matthew (2016)
    Journal of Sociology 52:4: 661-676.

    Associated Search Terms: Hillsong; Seeker; Total institution
  • Military Chaplains and Religious Diversity.
    Hansen, Kim Philip (2012)
    London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Based on interviews with 34 active duty U.S. military chaplains; describes tensions inherent in publically funded ministry in a total institution. Includes a chapter on Islam & Wicca in the military.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Total institution; Wicca, U.S.A.; Pluralism; Military chaplain; Accommodation
  • Sources of Volatility in Religious Movements.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.), Cults, Religion, and Violence. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 57-79.

    Apocalyptic or millennialist orientations & totalistic characteristics may predispose a movement-society relationship toward violence, but such are not sufficient for it.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Total institution; Apocalyptic; Social movement; Millenarian; New religions
  • Religious Totalism, Violence and Exemplary Dualism.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1995)
    Terrorism and Political Violence 7: 10-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Total institution
  • Christian Schools: Walking the Christian Walk the American Way.
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1995)
    In O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White (eds.) Religion in the Contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 89-96.

    Finds American popular culture blended with conservative Christianity in the schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Education; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Getting it on with Jesus: A Study of Adult Socialization.
    Gregg, Roy Gene (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California. [DA 34:7 A, p. 4427]

    Based on field observation & interviews in a Jesus commune called Mansion Messiah, in a large western American state; the commune resembled the "total institution."

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Commune; Jesus movement
  • Structure et signfiication: problème de méthode en sociologie des organisations claustrales.
    Servais, Émile, and Francis Hambye (1971)
    Social Compass 18:1: 27-44.

    Recommends studying monasteries as total institutions not only with internal observation by comparing them with other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Comparative; Monasticism
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