By Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist
Using learn accumulated from over fifty in-depth interviews, Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist explores the lives of people born into new spiritual teams, a few of whom have stayed in those teams, and a few of whom have left. The teams she considers comprise the Bruderhof, Scientology, the relatives overseas, the Unification Church, and the foreign Society for Krishna realization. The ebook attracts at the author's visits to those teams, their faculties and houses, and help web content maintained by means of those that left the spiritual teams that raised them. It additionally info her reports at meetings held via NGOs interested in the welfare of youngsters in "cults."
The arrival of a moment iteration of members in new non secular pursuits increases new matters and criminal matters. whether or not they remain or go away, young ones raised at the spiritual fringe event a different kind of segregation in maturity. Perfect Children examines the methods those pursuits adapt to a moment iteration, how youngsters are socialized, what occurs to those little ones as they mature, and the way their childhoods have affected them.
Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist is the deputy director of tell, a non-profit details heart focusing on minority non secular routine, spiritualities, and fringe political events, dependent on the London tuition of Economics and Political technological know-how in London. As a part of her paintings, she has encountered and researched a variety of subject matters and concerns facing minority and/or new religions.
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