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  • 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: United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Unarian; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Myth
  • When the Archangel Died: From Revelation to Routinization of Charisma in a Millenarian Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2003)
    In Christopher Partridge (ed.) UFO Religions. London: Routledge, pp. 62-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Unarian; Routinization
  • 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: Participant observation; UFO cult; Unarian
  • How Prophecy Never Fails: Interpretive Reason in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:2: 157-170.

    Based on 1988-93 participant observation & other field data at the Unarius Academy of Science; portrays the logic by which Unarians deny disconfirmation of a prophecy.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnomethodology; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation
  • Unarius: Emergent Aspects of an American Flying Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G., and R. George Kirkpatrick (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 85-104.

    Associated Search Terms: Unarian; UFO cult
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