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The Resource Sacred suicide, edited by James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack

Sacred suicide, edited by James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack

Label
Sacred suicide
Title
Sacred suicide
Statement of responsibility
edited by James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide, such as the mass suicide of the ancient community of Masada. Organizationally and ideologically diverse, it turns out that the primary shared trait of these various groups is a common stereotype of religion as an irrational force that pushes fanatics to undertake acts of suicidal violence.Offering a valuable perspective on New Religious Movements and on religion and violence, Sacred Suicide brings together contributions from a diverse range of international scholars of sociology, religious studies and criminology
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
202/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BL504
LC item number
.S225 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, James R.
  • Cusack, Carole M.
Series statement
Ashgate new religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Cults
Label
Sacred suicide, edited by James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Individual suicide and the end of the world: destruction and the transformation in UFO and alien-based religions
  • Carole M. Cusack
  • Apocalypse in Uganda: the movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God one decade on
  • John Walliss
  • A sociological analysis of Muslim terrorism
  • Jan A. Ali
  • So costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom: human bombs, suicide attacks, and patriotic heroes
  • Mattias Gardell
  • Burning Buddhists: self-immolation as political protest
  • Katarina Plank
  • The Sicarii suicide on Masada and the foundation of a national myth
  • Dying to tell: media orchestration of politically motivated suicides
  • Lorenz Graitl
  • Death by whose hand?: Falun Gong and suicide
  • Helen Farley
  • The Mount Carmel holocaust: suicide or execution?
  • James R. Lewis
  • Rescripting the past: suicide cults on television
  • Lynn S. Neal
  • Why Muslims kill themselves on film: from Hollywood's racism to Girard's victimage mechanism
  • Christopher Hartney
  • Nachman Ben-Yehuda
  • Religious mass suicide before Jonestown: the Russian old believers
  • Thomas Robbins
  • Purification, illumination, and death: the murder-suicides of the Order of the Solar Temple
  • Henrik Bogdan
  • Rhetoric, revolution, and resistance in Jonestown, Guyana
  • Rebecca Moore
Control code
000400800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781409450863
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316215
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400800
  • (OCoLC)884298298
Label
Sacred suicide, edited by James R. Lewis, Carole M. Cusack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Individual suicide and the end of the world: destruction and the transformation in UFO and alien-based religions
  • Carole M. Cusack
  • Apocalypse in Uganda: the movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God one decade on
  • John Walliss
  • A sociological analysis of Muslim terrorism
  • Jan A. Ali
  • So costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom: human bombs, suicide attacks, and patriotic heroes
  • Mattias Gardell
  • Burning Buddhists: self-immolation as political protest
  • Katarina Plank
  • The Sicarii suicide on Masada and the foundation of a national myth
  • Dying to tell: media orchestration of politically motivated suicides
  • Lorenz Graitl
  • Death by whose hand?: Falun Gong and suicide
  • Helen Farley
  • The Mount Carmel holocaust: suicide or execution?
  • James R. Lewis
  • Rescripting the past: suicide cults on television
  • Lynn S. Neal
  • Why Muslims kill themselves on film: from Hollywood's racism to Girard's victimage mechanism
  • Christopher Hartney
  • Nachman Ben-Yehuda
  • Religious mass suicide before Jonestown: the Russian old believers
  • Thomas Robbins
  • Purification, illumination, and death: the murder-suicides of the Order of the Solar Temple
  • Henrik Bogdan
  • Rhetoric, revolution, and resistance in Jonestown, Guyana
  • Rebecca Moore
Control code
000400800
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781409450863
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316215
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400800
  • (OCoLC)884298298

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