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Neo-paganism: ritual forged by the Burning Times

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dc.contributor.advisor Jackson, Shannon M. en
dc.contributor.author Spencer, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T17:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-10T17:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-10
dc.date.submitted 2011 Fall en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/12443
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on January 10, 2012 en
dc.description Thesis advisor: Shannon Jackson en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (p. 110-122) en
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Sociology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011 en
dc.description.abstract The 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.tableofcontents Introduction -- 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 witchcraft en
dc.format.extent xiii, 123 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Neopaganism en
dc.subject.lcsh Neopagans -- Interviews en
dc.subject.lcsh Witchcraft en
dc.subject.lcsh Witch hunting en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Sociology en
dc.title Neo-paganism: ritual forged by the Burning Times en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name M.A. en
thesis.degree.level Masters en


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