Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.
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|Burlington Public Library||306.44 MONTELL 2021||39851001617191||New Non-fiction||Copy hold / Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062993151
- ISBN: 0062993151
- Physical Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-309).
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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.
"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
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