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Charting the Information Field: Cult‐Watching Groups and the Construction of Images of New Religious Movements

Eileen Barker

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an exercise in the practical application of the sociology of knowledge, the key question being the variety of often-conflicting descriptions that are publicly available on the ... More


The Nature of the New Religious Movements–Anticult “Culture War” in Microcosm: The Church of Scientology versus the Cult Awareness Network

Anson Shupe

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scientology is especially important for its role in destroying the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). This chapter provides an historical overview of this conflict, particularly focusing on the events ... More


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