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  • Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival.
    Ezzy, Douglas (2014)
    New York: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Pagan; Death; Feast; Sex; Participant observation
  • The pagan explosion revisited: A statistical post mortem on the teen witch fad.
    Lewis, James R. (2012)
    Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14:1: 128-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Pagan; Witch
  • Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico.
    Romberg, Raquel (2009)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Anthropological study of brujo healing in Puerto Rico.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Divination; Witch; Puerto Rico; Phenomenology; Healing; Brujo
  • Mass Media and Religious Identity: A Case Study of Young Witches.
    Berger, Helen A., and Douglas Ezzy (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:501-514.

    Interviews with 90 young witches in U.S.A., Australia, & U.K. show the influence of mass media.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Media
  • 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; Witch; Wicca, Canada
  • "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; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch; Wicca, U.S.A.; Internet
  • The pagan explosion.
    Lewis, James R. (2007)
    In Hannah E. Johnston and Peg Aloi (eds.) The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture. Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 13-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Pagan; Adolescents
  • 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: Witch; Wicca; Internet; Individualism; Adolescents
  • The Path of the Devil. Early Modern Witch Hunts.
    Jensen, Gary F. (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Witch; Persecution
  • Witchcraft, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa.
    Ashford, Adam (2005)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Violence; South Africa
  • 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: Neopagan; Wicca; Witch
  • Embracing the Witch and the Goddess: Feminist Ritual-Makers in New Zealand.
    Rountree, Kathryn (2004)
    New York: Routeldge.

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; Goddess; Feminism; Witch
  • 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: Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch; Paranormal
  • For the Glory of God. How Monotheism Led to Reformation, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery.
    Stark, Rodney (2003)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Social history of pre-modern religion in Europe, countering anti-religious distortions perpetrated by Enlgihtment & other anti-religious scholars.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Reformation; Witch; Slavery; Science; God, image of; Europe; Abolitionist movement; Monotheism; Historical
  • The Commodification of Witchcraft.
    Ezzy, Douglas (2001)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 14:1: 31-44.

    Analyzes three witchcraft websites.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Commodification; Witch
  • Witchcraft, Genealogy, Foucault.
    Russell, Steven (2001)
    British Journal of Sociology 52:1: 121-137.

    Analyzes witch trials, using Foucault's method.

    Associated Search Terms: Foucault, Michel; Witch
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and the Other-World: An Anthropology.
    Greenwood, Susan (2000)
    New York: Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch
  • 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: Wicca; Witch; Leadership
  • God, the Devil and Witches: Religious Practices in Portugal Peasant Societies.
    Rodrigues, Donizete (2000)
    In Donizette Rodrigues and Pablo del Röo (eds.) The Religious Phenomenon: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach. Madrid: Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje, pp. 57-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Community study; Rural; Devil; Medical; Portugal, Outeiro; Magic
  • 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: Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch
  • 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: Modernity; Neopagan; Structuration; Witch; Participant observation
  • 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: Rites of passage; Children; Socialization; Individualism; Wicca; Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.
  • The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa.
    Geschiere, Peter (1997)
    Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

    African witchcraft is a response to modernity, not a case of culture lag.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Economic; Politics, Africa; Africa
  • The Routinization of Spontaneity.
    Berger, Helen A. (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 49-61.

    Based on participant observation in New England, U.S.A., witch & neopagan circles, where spontaneity is highly evaluated; the notion of routinization did not apply.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Routinization; Participant observation
  • Defining and Sanctioning Sexual Deviance in Contemporary Witchcraft.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.) Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connectictu: JAI Press, Inc., pp. 223-235.

    Sexual abuse is no more common in Wicca than elsewhere.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Deviance/social control; Sexual abuse
  • The Embodied Goddess: Feminist Witchcraft and Female Divinity.
    Griffin, Wendy (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 35-48.

    Based on participant observation in 2 goddess movement groups in western U.S.; notes the conscious cultivation of a counter mythopoetic system.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Women; Witch; God, image of; Participant observation
  • 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: Medical; Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Wicca, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Magic
  • Le Défi Magique: Satanisme, Sorcellerie, Volume II.
    Martin, Jean-Baptiste, and Massimo Introvigne (eds.) (1994)
    Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Satanist; Witch
  • Living Witchcraft. A Contemporary American Coven.
    Scarboro, Allen, Nancy Campbell, and Shirley Stave (1994)
    Westport, Connecticut: praeger.

    Ethnography of a witch community, Ravenwood, based near Atlanta.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Participant observation
  • Quasi-religious and Cultural Movements: Contemporary Witchcraft as a Churchless Religion.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 127-149.

    Examines meanings of initiation & problems created by low levels of structure in Wicca.

    Associated Search Terms: Initiation; Witch; Quasi-religion; Organization
  • Re-Membering the Witch and the Goddess: Feminist Ritual-Making in New Zealand.
    Rountree, Kathryn (1993)
    Unpublished D.Phil. Thesis, University of Waikata (New Zealand).

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; Goddess; Witch
  • Bloodsucking Witchcraft: An Epistemological Study of Anthropomorphic Supernaturalism in Rural Tlaxcala.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and John M. Roberts (1993)
    Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Tlaxcala; Folk religion; Anthropomorphism; Witch
  • Witches and Witchcraft: A Study about Representations of Female Power on Santa Catarina Island.
    Maluf, Sônia Weidmer (1992)
    International Sociology 7:2: 225-234.

    Based on field work in the Lagoa da Conceição area of Santa Catarina Island, near the coast of southern Brazil; sees witch narratives reflecting a real but unlegitimated power held by some women.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina Island; Witch; Power; Women
  • Factores socio-culturais subjacentes à escolha da bruxa como terapeuta.
    Curado, M.E.A. (1991)
    Antropologia Portuguesa 9/10: 147-161.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Medical
  • Le désorcèlement comme thérapie.
    Favret-Saada, Jeanne (1991)
    Ethnologie française 21:2: 160-174.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Witch
  • Political Activism and Feminist Spirituality.
    Finlay, Nancy J. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:4: 349-362. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Gender and Religion (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1994), pp. 159-172]

    Analyzes 1988 questionnaire data from participants in a Dianic Wicca conference; shows them to be politically active women.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Politics; Women
  • In Goddess we Trust.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1990)
    In Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony (eds.) In Gods We Trust. New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America, 2nd Ed. Revised & Expanded. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 353-372.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Women
  • Into the Darkness: An Ethnographic Study of Witchcraft and Death.
    Lozano, Wendy, and Tanice G. Foltz (1990)
    Qualitative Sociology 13: 211-224. [Also in Nancy J. Herman (ed.) Deviance: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach. Dix Hills, New York: General Hall, 1997]

    Also in Richard A. Tewksbury and J. Mitchell Miller (eds.) Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001]

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Witch; Death
  • 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: Neopagan, U.S.A.; Wicca, U.S.A.; Witch
  • Bruxas, vizinhos e parentes na Beira Alta.
    Carvalho, C.A. (1989)
    In Fernando Oliveira Baptista et al. (eds.), Estudos em homenagen a Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Investigação Cientifica, pp. 75-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Portugal, Beira Alta; Witch
  • A legitimação de crença: mudança social e bruxas no Norte de Portugal.
    Pina-Cabral, João de (1989)
    In Fernando Oliveira Baptista et al. (eds.) Estudos em homenagem a Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Investigação Científico, pp. 581-596.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Witch; Portugal
  • Persuasions of the Witch's Craft. Ritual Magic and Witchcraft in Present-Day England.
    Luhrmann, Tanya M. (1989)
    Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Witch; Ritual; Great Britain, England
  • Nazi Ideology Redefining Deviants: Witches, Himmler's Witch-trial Survey, and the Case of the Bishopric of Bamberg.
    Sebald, Hans (1989)
    Deviant Beahavior 10:3: 253-270.

    The Nazis defined witches as followers of a Celto-Germanic Nature Religion, & re-evaluated files of 16-17th century trials; compares the files of Bamberg cases with original sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Historical; Germany, Bamberg; Deviance/social control
  • Pouvoirs Sorciers: Enquête sur les Pratiques de Sorcellerie.
    Camus, Dominique (1988)
    Paris: Editions Imago.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; France
  • Witchcraft, Morality and Magic in Contemporary London.
    Luhrmann, Tanya M. (1986)
    International Journal of Moral and Socia Studies 1:1: 77-94.

    Focuses on the relationship between morality & belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; Belief; Moral; Witch; Magic
  • Caught in the Web: A Critique of Spiritual Feminism.
    Walters, Suzanna Danuta (1985)
    Berkeley Journal of Sociology 30: 15-40.

    Criticizes spiritual feminism (including Goddess worship & witchcraft) from a leftist perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Witch
  • Persuasive Ritual: The Role of the Imagination in Occult Witchcraft.
    Luhrmann, Tanya M. (1985)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 30/60: 151-170.

    Imagination as an exercise of internal performatives.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Ritual; Occult
  • Deviance and Moral Boundaries: Witchcraft, the Occult, Science Fiction, Deviant Sciences and Scientists.
    Ben-Yehuda, Nachman (1985)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Science; Witch; Occult
  • Witchcraft and Religion: The Politics of Popular Belief.
    Larner, Christiana (1984)
    New York: Basil Blackwell.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch
  • Witches, Relativism and Magic.
    Hirst, Paul Q. (1984)
    Sociological Review 32:3: 573-588.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Witch
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