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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

Montell, Amanda

Hardcover

General ReferenceLinguisticsWomen's Studies

Publisher Price: $27.99

ISBN10: 0062993151
ISBN13: 9780062993151
Publisher: Harper Wave
Published: Jun 15 2021
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.85
Height: 1.30 Width: 5.60 Depth: 8.30
Language: English

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 . . .

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