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Title The new generation witches : teenage witchcraft in contemporary culture / edited by Hannah E. Johnston and Peg Aloi
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages)
Series Controversial new religions
Controversial new religions.
Contents pt. 1. Histories and reflections of contemporary teenage witchcraft. The pagan explosion: an overview of select census and survey data / James R. Lewis -- The perennial teen witch: a discussion of teenage interest in modern pagan witchcraft / Melissa Harrington -- Becoming a witch: changing paths of conversion in contemporary witchcraft / Douglas Ezzy and Helen A. Berger -- The discovery of witchcraft: an exploration of the changing face of witchcraft through contemporary interview and personal reflection / Julian Vayne -- Minor Arcana and the inclusion of adolescent psycho-spirituality within the British pagan community / Matthew Hannam -- pt. 2. Teenage voices: accounts from the field. Becoming a witch: my story / Heather Jenkins -- Oreos, orishas and others: a personal account of being a teenage witch / Morboriel Parthenos -- pt. 3. Texts, influences and practices. Vanquishing the victim: discourses of dis/empowerment in 1990's teenage witchcraft / Hannah E. Johnston -- A charming spell: the intentional and unintentional influence of popular media upon teenage witchcraft in America / Peg Aloi -- Teen witchcraft and Silver Raven Wolf: The internet and its impact on community opinion / Stephanie Martin -- Wise young women: beliefs, values and influences in the adoption of witchcraft by teenage girls in England / Denise Cush
Summary The New Generation Witches is the first published anthology to investigate the recent rise of the teenage Witchcraft phenomenon in both Britain and North America. Scholars from Theology, Cultural Studies, Sociology, History and Media Studies, along with Neo-Pagan commentators outside of the academy, come together to investigate the experiences of thousands of adolescents constructing an enabling, magical identity through a distinctive practice of Witchcraft. The contributors discuss key areas of interest, inspiration and development within the teen Witch communities from the mid 1990s onward, i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Teenagers -- Miscellanea
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Aloi, Peg.
Johnston, Hannah E.
ISBN 0754687597