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dc.contributor.advisorJackson, Shannon M., advisoren
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Linda
dc.date.issued2012-01-10
dc.date.submitted2011 Fallen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 10, 2012en
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Shannon Jacksonen
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 110-122)en
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Sociology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011en
dc.description.abstractThe Burning Times has been of interest to both scholars and practitioners alike over the past few decades. The interest typically focuses on those that died and the discrepancy of the number of those who perished. While the historical and sociological aspects of the Burning Times are fascinating, when the analytical lens is shifted to examine how the Burning Times affect present-day practitioners, it proves to be just as fascinating and much more subtle. Paganism's practitioners greet the Burning Times with a sense of ambivalence. The Burning Times balances between being meaningful and meaningless. The Burning Times can be understood through legitimacy, myth, and space and time through two means. First, it can be seen, through Ritual practice within Pagan covens. Second, the Burning Times can be seen when Pagans make the decision whether to be “out� or closeted. Throughout both of these areas of study, the element of ambivalence can be seen.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. IRB approval -- Appendix B. Consent to participate -- Appendix C. Pagan demographic and belief survey -- Appendix D. Interview schedule -- Appendix E. Laws pertaining to European witchcraften
dc.format.extentxiii, 123 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12443
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshNeopaganismen
dc.subject.lcshNeopagans -- Interviewsen
dc.subject.lcshWitchcraften
dc.subject.lcshWitch huntingen
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Sociologyen
dc.titleNeo-paganism: ritual forged by the Burning Timesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en


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