Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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."-- From Amazon.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-309).
    • Other Titles:
      Language of fanaticism.
    • ISBN:
      9780062993151
      0062993151
    • Accession Number:
      2021002199
    • Accession Number:
      1244275544
    • Accession Number:
      mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MONTELL, A. Cultish : the language of fanaticism. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021. ISBN 9780062993151. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747. Acesso em: 3 out. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Montell A. Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism. First edition. Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2021. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Montell, A. (2021). Cultish : the language of fanaticism (First edition.). Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Montell, Amanda. 2021. Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism. First edition. Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747.
    • Harvard:
      Montell, A. (2021) Cultish : the language of fanaticism. First edition. Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747 (Accessed: 3 October 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Montell, A 2021, Cultish : the language of fanaticism, First edition., Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 3 October 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Montell, Amanda. Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism. First edition., Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Montell, Amanda. Cultish : The Language of Fanaticism. First edition. Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Montell A. Cultish : the language of fanaticism [Internet]. First edition. Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 3]. Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113747