Cultish

In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language.

Cultish

Cultish

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has . . . Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of “brainwashing.” But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear—and are influenced by—every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities “cultish,” revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven’s Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of “cultish” everywhere.

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Cultish
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Amanda Montell
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: HarperCollins

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so
A Cultish Side of Calvinism
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Micah Coate
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07 - Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC

ABOUT THE BOOK: A Cultish Side of Calvinism was first written for the purpose of clarifying Calvinistic theology, but Coate's research led him to the conclusion that it shares significant similarities to unorthodox Christian faiths. Coate's scrutiny will prove to be biblically balanced and practically engaging for anyone remotely interested
The Cultish
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: Amy Dickey
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-18 - Publisher: Independently Published

The Cultish Do you want to know the connection between the cults and the society? Do you want to know the origin, secret and power of the cults? Do you want to know the history and types of Fanaticism with respect to the cultish society? In this detailed and precise
The Mountain and the Spring
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Hawk Kiefer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-15 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

On a Santorini cliff high above the great caldera of that sunny, serene Greek island, Captain Beth Walker marries CIA agent Matt Price. After the ceremony her nephew, Steven, leaves for nearby Mykonos, only to be assaulted and kidnapped. When Arab television later shows Steven kneeling blindfolded before an executioner,
Hard to Believe
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Angela Himsel
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Fig Tree Books LLC

A River Could Be a Tree is an unforgettable memoir from a woman who was raised in an evangelical Christian cult in Indiana, but after years of travel, study, and self-examination, wound up a practicing Jew on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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