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  • Women in New Religions.
    Vance, Laura L. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: The Family; Wicca; Mormon; Seventh-day Adventist; New religions; Women
  • Military Chaplains and Religious Diversity.
    Hansen, Kim Philip (2012)
    London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Based on interviews with 34 active duty U.S. military chaplains; describes tensions inherent in publically funded ministry in a total institution. Includes a chapter on Islam & Wicca in the military.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Total institution; Wicca, U.S.A.; Pluralism; Military chaplain; Accommodation
  • Schism as midwife: How conflict aided the birth of a contemporary Pagan community.
    Pizza, Murphy (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 248-261.

    Focuses on a schism in a Wiccan church in Minneapolis. One of the churches became an umbrella for other kinds of Paganism.

    Associated Search Terms: Pagan, U.S.A.; Schism; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Wicca, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • La Wicca au Québec: Portrait d'une Religion de Sorcellerie Contemporaine.
    Gagnon, Mireille (2008)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Participant observation; Wicca, Canada; Witch
  • "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.
  • Teenage Witches: Marginal Youth and the Search for the Self.
    Berger, Helen A., and Douglas Ezzy (2007)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Witch; Internet; Adolescents; Wicca
  • Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual (AAR Academy series).
    Bado-Fralick, Nikki (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Wicca; Ritual
  • Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2005)
    New York & London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Wicca; Neopagan
  • 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
  • La Mouvance Wiccane au Québec: Portrait d'une Religion de Sorcellerie Contemporaine.
    Gagnon, Mireille (2003)
    Unpublished Master's thesis, l'Université Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Wicca, Canada; Canada, Quebec
  • Queering the Dragonfest: Changing Sexualities in a Post-patriarchal Religion.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:4: 369-291. [Also in Nancy Nason-Clark and Mary Jo Neitz (eds.) Femiist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, 2001, pp. 29-51.

    Wicca's prepatriarchal heterosexuality allows imagining postpatriarchal heterosexuality, evading the hetero-homo binary.

    Associated Search Terms: Wicca; Sexuality; Homosexuality
  • High Priestess. Mother, Leader, Teacher.
    Berger, Helen A. (2000)
    In Wendy Griffin (ed.) Daughters of the Goddess. Studies of Healing, Identity, and Empowermen. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 103-118.

    Based on 1986-97 participant observation in the northeast U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Wicca; Leadership
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • An Empirical Study of Wiccan Religion in Postindustrial Society.
    Kirkpatrick, R. George, Richard Rainy, and Kathryn Ruby (1986)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 14:1: 33-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Wicca
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