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Scientology in Popular Culture : Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy (Hardcover) (Stephen Kent &
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This multidisciplinary study of Scientology examines the organization and the controversies around it through the lens of popular culture, referencing movies, television, print, and the Internet—an unusual perspective that will engage a wide range of readers and researchers.
• Discusses Scientology within the framework of popular culture, which is how most people outside the religion come in contact with it
• Approaches the study of Scientology from multiple viewpoints, enabling readers to have an informed, multicultural perspective on the religious group's beliefs and practices from which to form their own opinion
• Presents information about Scientology derived from one of the largest university archive collections on the subject worldwide, with a number of documents never before having been referenced in scholarship