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Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.

Montell, Amanda, (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 10 total copies.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 306.44 MONTELL (Text) 34706001717968 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 306.44 Mon (Text) 32604070211933 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Eckhart PL - Main 408 MON (Text) 840191003118151 New Items - Main Level Checked out 09/22/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 306.44 MONTELL (Text) 34330513520842 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 306.44 MON (Text) 37323005551802 NEW-BKS Checked out 09/28/2021
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 306.44 MON (Text) 70621000230616 Adult - Non Fiction Available -
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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 306.44 MON (Text) 78731000520109 New NF Checked out 08/28/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062993151
  • ISBN: 0062993151
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-309).
Formatted Contents Note:
Repeat after me... -- Congratulations - you have been chosen to join the next evolutionary level above human -- Even YOU can learn to speak in tongues -- Do you wanna be a #bossbabe? -- This hour is going to change your life...and make you LOOK AWESOME -- Follow for follow.
Summary, etc.:
"From SoulCycle to Scientology, we're all obsessed with cults. Linguist Amanda Montell examines the language cults use to draw us in" -- Provided by publisher.
What makes cults so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is that we're looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join - and, more important, 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 just vague talk of "brainwashing." But the true answer has nothing to do with mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and an "us/them" attitude all comes down to language. In both positive and shadowy ways, cultish language is something we hear - and are influenced by - every single day. Through juicy storytelling and cutting-edge original research, Montell exposes the linguistic elements that make a wide spectrum of communities cultish, revealing not only how cult language affects followers of groups as notorious as Heaven's Gate but also how it pervades our modern start-ups, fitness brands, 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.
Subject: Cults > Language > Psychological aspects.
Mental suggestion.
Group identity.

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