Moonies are no more likely to stagnate into mindless robots that are their peers who travel to the city on the 8. Haddens controversial memo was written on behalf of eileen barker and david bromley on the other hand mrs. Pamela abbott, claire wallace and melissa tyler, an introduction to sociology. The making of a moonie wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eileen barkers study on followers of the unitarian church, the making of a moonie was carried out over seven years which allowed a comprehensive study to be carried out and detailed. The making of a moonie think and read two classic introductions to the field, now read by millions of students and still worth a look at are. Moonie nickname wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The unification church offered both an alternative lifestyle and a strict moral code. Barker set out to do this study because at the time there was bad press and accusations of the unification church corrupting, kidnapping and brainwashing their members and she wanted to investigate whether the accusations were true.
Eileen barker the making of a moonie think and read two. Mr moon himself has been serving 18 months, for tax evasion, in connecticut. With all the hoopla over cults in our society over the last forty years, the book certainly goes against the grain, of popular culture at least. In britain the moonies had fewer than 150 members in 1976. Eileen vartan barker born 21 april 1938 in edinburgh, uk, is a professor of sociology, an emeritus member of the london school of economics lse, and a consultant to that institutions centre for the study of human rights. The book describes the religious conversion process to the unification church, whose members are sometimes informally referred to as moonies barker spent close to seven years studying unification church members. View the new experience and read this book on fulcrum.
Eileen barkers 1984 study of revd moons unification church adopted several research methods, including participant observation. Do people choose to become moonies or are they brainwashed. Barkers main concern has been to try to understand why people join the moonies and why they stay in the church. Wright mills, the sociological imagination 1959 there are many other recent ones. The moonie phenomenon inspired fear, anxiety and suspicion in the public mind, and the question always arises, do people choose to become moonies or are they brainwashed. Researcher eileen barker noted in her book the making of a moonie that many converts were people raised in strict religious homes, who were drawn to new age philosophies but scandalized by the seemingly loose morals of those around them. The holy marriage blessing ceremony is a largescale wedding or marriage rededication ceremony. Researcher eileen barker noted in her book the making of a moonie that many converts were people raised in strict religious homes, who were drawn to. Isbn 97806312462 full text not available from this repository.
I am supposed to write an essay criticizing eileen barker s research methods on the moonies. Eileen barker, phdhc copenhagen, facss, fba, obe, is professor emeritus of sociology with special reference to the study of religion. Eileen barker meets the moonies open university digital. The book describes the religious conversion process to the unification church, whose members are sometimes informally referred to as moonies. This is the prizewinning story of an investigation by an outsider into who becomes a moonie and how they do so. Barkers conclusions are as interesting as they have been controversial.
She is the chairperson and founder of the information network focus on religious movements inform and has written studies about groups she defines as cults and new. In the social impact of new religious movements, edited by b. Eileen vartan barker obe, born 21 april 1938, edinburgh, uk is a professor in sociology, an emeritus member of the london school of economics lse, and a consultant to that institutions centre for the study of human rights. Studies sociology, sociology of religion, and religious cults. Such as on page 258, where in answer to her subtitle she writes a real zinger. The making of a moonie alevel sociology wikia fandom. England had its own variation on the moonie scare, and it was through it that eileen barker first became aware of the movement. A sociologist of religion, eileen barker has been researching minority religions and the responses to which they. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Eileen barker s aim of her study was to find out how and why people become a moonie and join this religion.
The text canvases far more than i for one care to know about the group. The programme shows her talking to sect members about her research and participating in religious and other activities at the moonies farm in wiltshire. The making of a moonie the making of a moonie from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the making of a moonie. My original intention had been to write a general monograph about the unification church, but the first chapter, which was to have been on the conversion. Doing sociology confessions of a professional stranger eileen barker all the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players. New religious movements in the west mercer university press macon, georgia, u. Professor of sociology, london school of economics. Her bsc soc hons 1st class and her phd were obtained from the lse.
Barker, the making of a moonie brainwashing or choice. Having viewed the making of a moonie consider the extent to which ethical dilemmas would present themselves if you were to apply eileen barkers methods to a study of followers of kabbalah in the u. The making of a moonie wikipedia republished wiki 2. Paperback january 1, 1986 by eileen barker author visit amazons eileen barker page. Grassroots associations david horton smith snippet. Barker, a whipsmart woman with a slyness at the corners of her mouth, published her scholarly masterpiece the making of a moonie in 1984, after years spent carefully observing the church. The making of a moonie religionwiki fandom powered by.210 1330 977 518 483 588 493 283 447 382 128 1444 580 1014 1295 658 181 384 1287 1003 1186 1471 271 558 1025 1279 1011 687 1450 664 27