IS4 - SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King Tuesday, February 5,...

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SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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New sects are often labeled “cults” by people who accuse them of brainwashing their recruits. Recruitment Groupthink and intense solidarity Personal accountability, high demands, and centrifugal force The exit process, shame, and anger
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Psychological coercion or re- socialization? Video: Holy Smoke Sects vs. crusading families in struggles for the loyalty of kids
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volatility : a sudden eruption and subsiding of concern hostility : deviants regarded as evil enemies measurable concern : changes picked up by opinion surveys consensus : widespread belief in the rumors disproportionality : lack of validity to the rumors
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Satanic Ritual Abuse scare: 1980- 1995 — a projective- test picture card, for child psychothera py.
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Fort Lauderdale cops look for Satan.
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Pat Pulling (whose son committed suicide), author of The Devil’s Web (1989), displays Satan’s tools.
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1980: Michelle Remembers 1983: McMartin Preschool 1984: ISSMPD 1985: “20/20: The Devil Worshippers” 1988: Geraldo: “Devil Worship” (“1 million Satanists in a “highly organized, secretive network”) 1988-89: Peak years of local panics 1990: “Impression” backlash
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The Poor Little Witch , Chick Pub.
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Halloween 1987: Warehouse party with 10,000 Maniacs Winter 1987-88: rumored teen suicide wave Jan. 88: Worried parents meet with priest March 88: Minister warns congregation April: unfounded complaints of cat killings Experts invited to speak at local churches
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April 88: Chick tracts found in wooded site Rumors spread of evidence of satanism. Jamestown Youth Bureau meeting
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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IS4 - SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King Tuesday, February 5,...

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