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    DescriptionCults today are bigger than ever, with broad ramifications for national and international terrorism. In this newly revised edition of her definitive work on cults, Singer reveals what cults really are and how they work, focusing specifically on the coercive persuasion techniques of charismatic leaders seeking money and power. The book contains fascinating updates on Heaven's Gate, Falun Gong, Aum Shinrikyo, Hare Krishna, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and the connection between cults and terrorism in Al Queda and the PLO.


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    Title
    Cults in Our Midst
    Subtitle
    The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Thaler Singer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780787967413
    ISBN 10: 0787967416
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRQM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BIC subject category V2: HRCZ
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Approval Code: A13080000
    BISAC V2.8: REL020000, PSY031000, REL017000, MED102000
    B&T Approval Code: A13228000
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, REL075000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 291.9
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP603 .S56 2003
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP603 \.S5
    Thema V1.0: QRAC, JMH, MBPK
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    25 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Margaret Thaler Singer is a clinical psychologist and emeritus adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In her career she has counseled and interviewed more than 3,000 current and former cult members and their relatives and friends. An expert on post--traumatic stress as well as cults, she lectures widely in the United States and abroad. She is the coauthor of "Crazy" Therapies.
    Review quote
    "Essential reading for all citizens in a free society to learn how even here it is possible to persuade people to give up their freedom and harm themselves and their children."
    Back cover copy
    Cults today are bigger than ever, with broad ramifications for national and international terrorism. In this newly revised edition of her definitive work on cults, Singer reveals what cults really are and how they work, focusing specifically on the coercive persuasion techniques of charismatic leaders seeking money and power. The book contains fascinating updates on Heaven's Gate, Falun Gong, Aum Shinrikyo, Hare Krishna, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and the connection between cults and terrorism in Al Queda and the PLO. "What makes "Cults in Our Midst" so absorbing is Singer's ability to show the extremely damaging effect of cults as well as the lure that cults may have for the 'average' people in 'normal' life. Cults often emerge cyclically-- but they never disappear. A 'good' time for cults is the end of the millennium, when people become obsessed with apocalyptic notions . . . [but] they never really disappear." -- "San Francisco Chronicle " "The definitive A to Z work on cults. . . . It would have been a tremendous resource and comfort to me and my family through our ordeals." -- Patricia Ryan, daughter of Congressman Leo Ryan, who was assassinated by members of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple