ERIC Number: ED206516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Civil Liberties, "Brainwashing" and "Cults": A Select Annotated Bibliography. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded.
Robbins, Thomas, Comp.
This annotated bibliography presents 126 selected references on the topic of cults. Focusing mainly on religious cults, including the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church and the Hare Krishna groups, the entries examine allegations of mind control tactics over converts, issues raised by the allegations, and controversial methods used by outsiders to "rescue" and deprogram cult members. Comprising scholarly, journalistic, and partisan references, the bibliography has four sections: (1) conversion and commitment processes in "cults," (2) cults, civil liberties, and public policy, (3) social and psychological processes in religious deprogramming, and (4) the nature of "brainwashing," etc. Arranged within each section alphabetically by author's name, the entries include title, publication source and date, and annotations of short paragraph length. Some of the annotations reflect the compiler's personal bias. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior Modification, Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Public Policy, Religion, Religious Organizations, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Sociocultural Patterns
Center for the Study of New Religious Movements in America, Graduate Theological Union, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of New Religious Movements, Berkeley, CA.