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The Resource On the edge : political cults right and left, Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth

On the edge : political cults right and left, Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth

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On the edge : political cults right and left
Title
On the edge
Title remainder
political cults right and left
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and the left and to explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors begin by outlining the defining characteristics of cults in general, and in ten chapters, they analyze the extent to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of what could be defined as cultic organizations, covering such groups and individuals as Lyndon LaRouche, Fred Newman, Lenora Fulani (former co-chair of Pat Buchanan's presidential election campaign), Ted Grant, Marlene Dixon, and the right-wing Christian Identity movement, Posse Commitatus, Aryan Nation, militias, and the Freemen." "The emphasis is on exploring many groups' ideological underpinnings which predispose them to cultic practices, along with the organizational measures they employ to suppress dissent, achieve intense conformity, and extract extraordinary levels of commitment from their membership. In the process, the authors also discuss how political activists and organizations can guard against falling into the trap of cultism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tourish, Dennis
Dewey number
303.48/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HN17
LC item number
.T69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wohlforth, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicalism
  • Social movements
  • Politics and culture
  • Cults
Label
On the edge : political cults right and left, Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43434639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780765606396
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00024818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
On the edge : political cults right and left, Dennis Tourish, Tim Wohlforth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43434639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780765606396
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00024818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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