Professor Eileen Barker has written hundreds of publications that focus on the relationship between alternative religiosity and society. Further details about her expertise and publication records can be found here. Recent articles include:
Barker, Eileen (2013) Doing sociology: confessions of a professional stranger In: Hjelm, Titus and Zuckerman, Phil, (eds.) Studying religion and society: sociological self-portraits. Routledge, London, UK, 39-54.
(2011) "The Cult as a Social Problem" in Religion and Social Problems, Titus Hjelm (ed.), New York & London: Routledge, 198-212.
(2010) “Misconceptions of the Religious “Other”: The Importance for Human Rights of Objective and Balanced Knowledge”, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Vol. 1 No. 1: 5-25.
(2009) "In and Out of Place: Varieties of Religious Locations in a Globalising World." in Holy Nations and Global Identities: Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Globalisation, edited by Annika Hvithamar, Margit Warburg, and Brian Arly Jacobsen. Leiden: Brill: 235-251.
(2009) “In God’s Name: Practicing Unconditional Love to the Death” in Dying for Faith: Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World, Madawi Al-Rasheed and Marat Shterin (eds.), London: I.B. Tauris: 49-58.
(2009) “Bryan Ronald Wilson 1926-2004” in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII, Proceedings of the British Academy, 161. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 381-401
(2009) “New and Nonconventional Religious Movements: Implications for Social Harmony” The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Washington DC, Fall, 7/3: 3-10.
(2009) “Too Much or Too Little? Durkheim’s Suicide as a Model for Analysing New Religions” in Maria Serafimova, Stephen Hunt and Mario Marinov with Vladimir Vladov (eds) Sociology and the Law: The 150th Anniversary of Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 94-103.
(2009) "A Sociological Approach to Cultic Studies." in International Forum on Cultic Studies (Shenzhen 9-11 January 2009) The Harms and Social Administration of Destructive Cults, edited by CASS. Shenzhen: Centre for the Study of Destructive Cults, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: 113-133.
Barker, Eileen, ed (2013) Revisionism and diversification in new religious movements Ashgate Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, UK.
Barker, E., ed. (2008) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life: Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford.Aldershot: Ashgate.
Barker, E. and M. Warburg, eds. (1998) New Religions and New Religiosity. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.
Barker, E. (1989) New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction. London: HMSO.
Barker, E. (1984) The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing? Oxford: Blackwell. Now available from Aldershot: Ashgate