Project Description

How do individuals maintain a 'sense of community' when, as is usual in contemporary times, they are not co-located, and meet face-to-face only once or twice a month? This ethnography of contemporary Pagan Witches (and other followers of contemporary Paganism) explores this question. Participant observation and interviewing was done over a three-year period in the UK. The ethnography produced a PhD thesis, Doing Late Modern Community: British Pagans and the Processes of Group Membership (Hope, 2004) and a journal paper, "Locating Contemporary British Paganism as Late Modern Culture" (Hope and Jones, 2006).  

Project Details



PhD, Univeristy of York

November 1, 2004