Cults: to be or not to be: exploring the topic of cults within anthropology

dc.contributor.advisorLong, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-26
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-31T00:59:52Z
dc.date.available2022-05-31T00:59:52Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.descriptionPresented in absentia on April 27, 2020 at "Student Research Day" at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. (Conference cancelled)
dc.description.abstractDespite the significance of cults as a social group in other disciplines, anthropologists have paid little attention to these sub-cultures as a viable area of research. Social scientists in other disciplines, such as sociology and psychology, have explored cults as a social and mental phenomenon; yet, anthropological investigations tend to be limited to studying cargo cults outside North America. Sociologists have defined and categorized cults in numerous ways: as a social movement or a religious movement. In this presentation, I hypothesize that anthropologists do not study cults due to their methodological practices and theoretical approach to working with communities.
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.31542/r.gm:2061
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/1559
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectcults
dc.subjectresearch methods
dc.subjectanthropology
dc.titleCults: to be or not to be: exploring the topic of cults within anthropology
dc.typeUndergraduate Thesis
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