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Cent fear about satanic cults in the US He concludes that there is no evidence for the actual existence of organized satanic cults Choice. Right wingers generally have hysterias panics and anti fervor in their lives than the rest of us Satanic cults are entirely without foundation Legend and fear continues to pit us vs them even in America today A must read Absolutely fascinating

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Satanic Panic The Creation of a Contemporary LegendSociologist Victor began his involvement with satanic cult phenomena by investigating a local panic centered in southwestern New York sta. This is an excellent discussion of the anxiety about Satanism that surfaced in the 80s and caused many rumor panics throughout the United States during the 80s and 90s Victor looks at the issue from a sociological point of view What could cause otherwise level headed individuals to believe that there are secret cabals of Satanists infiltrating all of the institutions we hold dear What causes people to become so worried about rumors of the projected ritual sacrifice of a blond blue eyed virgin that they keep their children home from schoolVictor discusses the anatomy of a specific rumor panic in rural Pennsylvania demonstrating how the various events rumors and prejudices combined to create a panic that culminated in harassment of local youth and property damage in the realm of 4000 He also devotes several chapters to the allegations of Satanic ritual abuse in daycare facilities that made national headlines and destroyed many people's lives Victor demonstrates that these are not new phenomenon; not only are they familiar to anyone who has read The Crucible they also tie into Blood Libel rumors that have most often been anti Semitic in tone but have also been attached to many other groups throughout historyThis is a must read for anyone who is interested in how damaging rumors start and how they take on a life of their own

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Satanic Panic The Creation of a Contemporary Legend summary ↠ 108 Ê Sociologist Victor began his involvement with satanic cult phenomena by investigating a local panic centered in southwestern New York state After an introductory section his book begins with a description of this research then proceeds with an excTe After an introductory section his book begins with a description of this research then proceeds with an excellent general review of re. This is a well researched but poorly written account of the satanic cult rumor panics that hit certain regions of the United States and Britain in the 80s and 90s written as the phenomenon was taking place The book examines the origins of the rumors as well as the social and religious forces that hone and sustained it told within the broader context of similar rumor and fear based phenomena particularly heretic and witch hunts The topic of spreading fear of a non existent threat is timeless I read the book thinking This is so current just with a different set of scapegoats but I'm certain there has never been a time where something like this hasn't been happening somewhereThe book starts of fairly weak but it gets better later on There is a serious amount of repetition throughout and this could have been refined to about half the length with a little bit of editing work Chapters 3 and 4 are so similar uoting the same statistics making the same points and using the same examples that I thought I had literally lost my page and accidentally backtrackedIt straightens out halfway through and is stronger through the end but it suffered structurally throughout The repetitiveness got frustrating Another issue I kept seeing is that although the premise of the book is exposing how people submit to believing falsehoods based on their feelings and not evidence he made a lot of assertions that were not properly supported If you're going to criticize others for this you need to make sure your own arguments are airtight I don't think he was wrong in any case the support very probably exists but things could have been better fleshed outAnd he clearly has a disdain for his subjects It's subtle but it's there I mean I hate the emotionally charged bullshit of a religious mob as much as anyone but if you're writing a piece trying to understand it you need bottle your impatience with it It's like if your boyfriend breaks up with you for good reasons You have to take the high road but as your best friend I can hate him on behalf of both of us I got you Jeff