ISBN-10:
0812218795
ISBN-13:
9780812218794
Pub. Date:
05/28/2004
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America / Edition 1

Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America / Edition 1

by Sabina Magliocco
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ISBN-13: 9780812218794
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: Contemporary Ethnography Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 550,012
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Sabina Magliocco teaches anthropology at California State University, Northridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ethnography of Magic and the Magic of Ethnography

PART I. ROOTS AND BRANCHES
Chapter 1. The Study of Folklore and the Reclamation of Paganism
Chapter 2. Boundaries and Borders: Imagining Community

PART II. RELIGIONS OF EXPERIENCE
Chapter 3. Making Magic: Training the Imagination
Chapter 4. Ritual: Between the Worlds
Chapter 5. "The Juice of Ritual": Pathways to Ecstasy

PART III. BEYOND EXPERIENCE: RELIGION AND IDENTITY
Chapter 6. The Romance of Subdominance: Creating Oppositional Culture
Chapter 7. "The Heart Is the Only Nation": Neo-Paganism, Ethnic Identity and the Construction of Authenticity

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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