Dianetics and scientology references in science fiction magazines from 1949 to 1999

The data comprises a list of issues of science fiction magazines containing references to dianetics and/or scientology from the first appearance of the term 'dianetics' in Astounding Science Fiction, December 1949, through to the end of 1999.  It also includes some related content found in issues that also contained search term references but which are also related to 'mind powers.' The sample corpus searched contained 4431 magazines, including complete or near-complete runs of all major professional titles for the period.

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    The data comprises a list of issues of science fiction magazines containing references to dianetics and/or scientology from the first appearance of the term 'dianetics' in Astounding Science Fiction, December 1949, through to the end of 1999.  It also includes some related content found in issues that also contained search term references but which are also related to 'mind powers.' The sample corpus searched contained 4431 magazines, including complete or near-complete runs of all major professional titles for the period.

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  • Keywords
    • dianetics
    • scientology
    • religion
    • digital humanities
    • science fiction
    • magazines
    • English literature
    • American literature
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    FoR Codes (*)
    • 160805 - Social Change
    SEO Codes
    • 970116 - Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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  • Time Period 20th Century
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  • Locations
    • United Sates, United Kingdom
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      Name Menadue, Christopher Benjamin (2018) Hubbard bubble, dianetics trouble: an evaluation of the representations of dianetics and scientology in science fiction magazines from 1949 to 1999. SAGE Open, 8 (4).
    • URL https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018807572
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    Citation Menadue, Christopher (2018): Dianetics and scientology references in science fiction magazines from 1949 to 1999. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/5ae11dade5fc4