Escaping Utopia : Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over Paperback / softback
We think of cults as bizarre, inexplicable, or otherworldly places that only strange people inhabit, but cults and other abusive and high-demand groups (and relationships) are actually quite commonplace.
In fact, the behaviors, social pressures, and authoritarian structures that create cults exist to a greater or lesser extent in every human relationship and every human group.
In the first in-depth research of its kind, the author interviewed sixty-five people who were born in or grew up in thirty-nine different cultic groups spanning more than a dozen countries.
What's especially interesting about these individuals is that they each left the cult on their own, without outside help or internal support.
In Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over, the authors craft Lalich's original and groundbreaking research into an accessible and engaging book, the first of its kind focusing on this particular population.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/08/2017
- Category: Sociology
- ISBN: 9781138239746
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