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dc.contributor.advisorJackson, Shannon M., advisoreng
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Lindaeng
dc.date.issued2012-01-10eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 10, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Shannon Jacksoneng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 110-122)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Sociology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
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.eng
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 witchcrafteng
dc.format.extentxiii, 123 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12443eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshNeopaganismeng
dc.subject.lcshNeopagans -- Interviewseng
dc.subject.lcshWitchcrafteng
dc.subject.lcshWitch huntingeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Sociologyeng
dc.titleNeo-paganism: ritual forged by the Burning Timeseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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