From: acarvin@casbah.acns.nwu.edu (Andy Carvin)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: sociological writings on scientology
Message-ID: <1991Sep16.030731.13279@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>
Date: 16 Sep 91 03:07:31 GMT
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I wrote a academic paper on Scientology last December and came accross one good sociological book; namely, _Renunciation and Reformulation: a Study of Conversion in an American Sect_, by Harriet Whitehead. It was published in 1987 by Cornell University Press. Whitehead, who is a sociologist, actually joined a Church in order to get firsthand knowledge of the members and practices. Anyway, it's interesting, informative, and non-biased. I would think that it can be obtained in a good research library.

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