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Professor Eileen Barker

Post
Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science

Specialisms
Sociology

Past appointments
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Sociology London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (1970 - 1992)
Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (1992 - )
Professor of Sociology with special reference to the Study of Religion London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (1992 - )

Principal publications
The Making of a Moonie: brainwashing or choice?, 1984
New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction, 1989
The Scientific Study of Religion? You must be Joking!, 1995
Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements., 2013
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII, Proceedings of the British Academy, 161, 2009
Stepping out of the Ivory Tower: A Sociological Engagement in 'The Cult Wars', 2011
Misconceptions of the Religious “Other”: The Importance for Human Rights of Objective and Balanced Knowledge, 2010
The Centrality of Religion in Social Life: Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford (ed.), 2008

Website
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/Experts/e.barker@lse.ac.uk

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