Witching Culture

"Magliocco impressively corrals the diverse writings and experiences of U.S. neo-pagans into this highly readable and deeply researched ethnographic study. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

Witching Culture
Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America

Sabina Magliocco

2004 | 280 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $27.50
Religion | Anthropology
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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