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Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.

Montell, Amanda, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 306.44 MONTELL 2021 39851001617191 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062993151
  • ISBN: 0062993151
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [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 causes people to join-- and more importantly, stay in-- extreme groups? The answer, Montell believes, has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. She 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. Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities "cultish." In doing so, she reveals how they even pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Cults > Language > Psychological aspects.
Mental suggestion.
Group identity.
Group identity.
Mental suggestion.

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