Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

6. Diana Baumrind's Parenting Styles: The Examples of the Osho Movement and Jehovah´s Witnesses

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Liselotte Frisk [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk has been a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, since 2006. She presented a doctoral dissertation on new religious movements in 1993 at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and after that worked as a lecturer at Umeå University in Sweden for a few years. In 1999 she moved to Dalarna University where she created a profile of studying new religious movements within Religious Studies. Research projects include two projects about New Age in the 1990s, and, later, a 3-year project about what happened to the new religious movements from the 1960s and 70s over the decades, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Another research project, undertaken together with Peter Åkerbäck, Stockholm University, dealt with a local mapping of the new spirituality in Dalarna (2008-2011), funded by Vetenskapsrådet. A current research project, also funded by Vetenskapsrådet, deals with children in minority religions (2012-2015). All research projects have resulted in books and articles in Swedish as well as in English. Liselotte Frisk has been co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (2010-2013), and is currently co-editor of Aura, a Nordic journal publishing academic articles about new religious movements. She was the director of International Society for the Study of New Religions for four years (2010-2013), and is now the vice director of FINYAR, the Nordic society for the academic study of new religions. Other research interests include new religions in Japan.

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This chapter will compare two religious perspectives on children, child upbringing, and parents´ roles in the child's life. A religion´s perspective on childhood is deeply connected with its overall ideology. Two very different minority religions – the Osho Movement and the Jehovah´s Witnesses – have been chosen to demonstrate the vast range of difference a religious upbringing may entail. The material consists of primary texts from the two religious groups which will be analyzed thematically. Based on the results, Diana Baumrind´s model of four parenting styles – authoritative, authoritarian, permissive-indulgent, and permissive-uninvolved parenting – will be discussed.

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Frisk, Liselotte. 6. Diana Baumrind's Parenting Styles: The Examples of the Osho Movement and Jehovah´s Witnesses. Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 149-170 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781794203. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32372. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32372. Feb 2018

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