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  • Blótgemeinschaften: Eine Religionsethnografie des “germanischen Neuheidentums.”
    Gründer, René (2010)
    Würzbug: Ergon Verlag

    Based on interviews & participant observation, highlights the diversity in German neopaganism, including racists universalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany; Neopagan, Germany; Participant observation; Racism
  • Pathways to Druidry. A Case Study of Ár nDraíocht Féin.
    Cooper, Michael T. (2009)
    Nova Religio 12:3: 40-59.

    Based on participant observation & ingerviews; "religious deprivation," "religious identity," & "religious elgitimacy" need to be studied in conversion phenomena.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Participant observation; Deprivation; Druidry; Ar nDraíocht Féin; Neopagan
  • 'A Collective of Individuals': Between Self and Solidarity in a Rainbow Gathering.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Yehuda C. Goodman (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:3: 262-284.

    Ethnography of an annual Israeli month-long new age/neopagan gathering (Rainbow Family of Living Light) shows the compatibility of indivdiual expression & communal solidarity.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Neopagan, Israel; Israel; New age; Participant observation; Solidarity; Grounded theory
  • Old Structures, New Faces: The Presence of Wicca and Neopaganism in Canadian Prison Chaplaincies.
    Gagnon, Mireille (2008)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Peter Beyer (eds.) Religion and Diversity in Canada. Leiden: Brill, pp. 149-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Wicca, Canada; Neopagan, Canada; Prison chaplain
  • "Out of the Broom Closet": The Social Ecology of American Wicca.
    Jensen, Gary F., and Ashley Thompson (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 753-766.

    Uses itnernet web site data to estimate the ecological distribution of American Wicca.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Internet; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch; Wicca, U.S.A.
  • Les spiritualités alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif.
    Possamaï, Adam (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 137-158.

    Based on interviews with 35 practitioners of alternative spiritualities in Melbourne. Many rejected the term "new age" as too commercial.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; New age; Commercialization; Habermas, Jürgen; Neopagan; Market model; Australia, Melbourne; Alternative spirituality
  • Journeys to the Goddess: Pilgrimage and Tourism in the New Age.
    Rountree, Kathryn (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 33-60.

    Focus on the meaning of pilgrimage to goddess worship visitation sites in Crete, Malta, & Turkey.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-structure; Liminality; Feminism; Pilgrimage; Goddess; Communitas; Neopagan
  • Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2005)
    New York & London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Wicca; Neopagan
  • Some UUs are more U than U: Theological Self-Description Chosen by Unitarian Universalists.
    Casebolt, James, and Tiffany Niekro (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 235-242.

    Factor analysis of 1997 data from Unitarian Universalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Neopagan; Unitarian Universalist; Merger; Factor analysis; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Witches, Wiccans, and Neo-pagans. A Review of Current Academic Treatments of Neo-paganism.
    Reid, Síân Lee, and Shelley Tsivia Rabinovitch (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 514-533.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Neopagan; Wicca
  • Voices from the Pagan Census. A National Survey of Witches and Neo-Pagans in the United States.
    Berger, Helen A., Evan A. Leach, and Leigh S. Shaffer (2003)
    Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

    Analyzes 1993-95 survey data from a snow ball sample of U.S. neo-pagans; uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data for comparisons.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Paranormal; Neopagan, U.S.A.
  • Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community.
    Pike, Sarah M. (2001)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 8 years of participant observation in festivals & data-gathering from publications & electronic forums.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Neopagan
  • Pagus et urbanus in Iceland: Conjunctions and disjunctions in neo-pagan religion.
    Swatos, William H., Jr., and Loftur Reimar Gissurarson (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 157-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Neopagan; Spiritualist; Iceland
  • Le supermarché religieux: ancrages locaux du Nouvel Age au sein du réseau mondial.
    York, Michael (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 173-179.

    Associated Search Terms: Neopagan; New age; Community; Global
  • American Neopaganism: The Participants' Social Identities.
    Jorensen, Danny Lynn, and Scott E. Russell (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:3: 325-338.

    Descriptive statistics from 643 questionnaires distributed at neopagan festivals in various American locales.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.
  • A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States.
    Berger, Helen A. (1999)
    Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & a national survey of Neo-Pagans.

    Associated Search Terms: Structuration; Witch; Participant observation; Neopagan; Modernity
  • Witches. The Next Generation.
    Berger, Helen A. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 11-28.

    Based on participant observations; notes changes children brought to Wicca in the U.S. Socializing children into the religion undermined its individualism. Rites of passage were created.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Wicca; Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Rites of passage; Socialization; Children
  • New Spirituality, Self and Belonging: How New Agers and Neo-Pagans Talk about Themselves.
    Bloch, Jon P. (1998)
    Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Neopagan; Spiritualist
  • "A Realer Reality": Alternative Spiritual Ideology, Narrative, and Self-Identity (Neo Pagan, New Age).
    Bloch, Jon P. (1997)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Indiana University. [DAI 58:3 a, p. 1099]

    Based on interviews with neo-pagan; examines the rhetoric articulating an alternative epistemology in a scientific culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Neopagan; Discourse analysis
  • Countercultural Spiritualists' Perceptions of the Goddess.
    Bloch, Jon P. (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 181-190.

    Based on interviews with 22 spiritualists; notes the role of Goddess imagery in empowering women.

    Associated Search Terms: Goddess; God, image of; Women; Neopagan; New age
  • Never Again the Burning Times: Paganism Revived.
    Orion, Loretta (1995)
    Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.

    Ethnography of a North American Wicca coven.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Wicca, U.S.A.; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Magic; Medical; Witch
  • The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements.
    York, Michael (1995)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.

    Reviews the literature on new age & neopagan phenomena. Descriptive survey data from groups in London. Reviews typologies (church, sect, etc.) , assessing the usefulness of various approaches for the study of new age & neopagan phenomena. "Network" works.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; House of the Goddess; New age; St. James´ Alternatives; Participant observation; Typology; Neopagan; Network; New religions
  • The Resurgence of Romanticism: Contemporary Neopaganism, Feminist Spirituality and the Divinity of Nature.
    Luhrmann, Tanya M. (1993)
    In Kay Milton 9ed.), Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology. London: Routledge, pp. 219-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Neopagan; Environmentalism
  • Revival of Western Paganism and Witchcraft in the Contemporary United States.
    Orion, Loretta (1990)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York, Stoney Brook.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Wicca, U.S.A.
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