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Bounded Choice: Cult Formation and the Development of the True Believer

Janja A. Lalich

in Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter reviews the theoretical foundations of the bounded choice theory and suggests its relevance to ongoing research on cults, the true-believer mentality, and to other manifestations of ... More


Continental Dignity and Mildness

James Q. Whitman

in Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide between America and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195182606
eISBN:
9780199850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182606.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

America is not totally alone in performing harsh practices of criminal punishment as such practices have also been observed in many Islamic and ... More


Becoming a Person

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the process of socialization, of becoming a person—the way we become aware of the social world we are a part of and learn to participate in it. It first considers the lessons of ... More


What the Protectors Protect

Crime Coverage

in Murder in our Midst: Comparing Crime Coverage Ethics in an Age of Globalized News

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190863531
eISBN:
9780190863579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863531.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Although a suspect’s name and other identifying details are part of the public record or supplied to reporters by police, news media in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany routinely protect suspects ... More


Monastic Experience and Monastic Rules

Bentley Layton

in The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199582631
eISBN:
9780191747465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582631.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter leaves aside the structure of the institution (discussed in Chapter 3) and considers the personal experience of a single inhabitant who lived in such a monastic world. It looks at the ... More


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