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La Wicca au Québec/ The Wiccan Movement in Quebec portrait d’une religion de sorcellerie contemporaine/ A Portrait of a Contemporary Witchcraft Religion
Gagnon, Mireille


This study is a first in depth look at a contemporary witchcraft, known as Wicca, in the francophone province of Quebec in Canada. Taking an ethnographic approach and placing itself within the context of two different languages and world, views this study evaluates the Wiccan experience in Quebec, arguing that this particular group claims a religious rather than spiritual relation with the world.


“Gagnon carefully maps the dual nature of Wiccan practice, which includes both individual or solitary practitioners and group practice or covens. She makes extensive use of qualitative research methods in an ethnographic tradition, including participant observation, interviews, and focused questionnaires to create a triangulated research methodology.” - Lori G. Beaman, Canada Research Chair in the Contextualization of Religion in a Diverse Canada, University of Ottawa

"This is the only study of its kind and brings a clear, considered and illuminating view of the specificities of both the Anglophone and francophone practitioners of Wicca and Neo-Paganism.” - Dr. Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne, Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa

“Conceived as an exploratory case study of emergent spiritual realities, Mireille Gagnon’s investigation also carefully documents a syncretistic nature religion close to environmental and feminist sensitivities, alternative worldviews and citizen’s politics much in the constellation of Ronald Inglehart’s post-materialist culture.” - Pauline Cote, Faculty of Social Sciences, Laval University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lori G. Beaman Avant-propos
1 Aux sources de la mouvance wiccane au Québec
2 Problématique: la Wicca comme objet de rechereche: magie, religion, spiritualité
3 La mouvance wiccane au Québec
4 Conclusion

ISBN10:  0-7734-5112-9   ISBN13:  978-0-7734-5112-4    Pages:  176    Year:  2008   

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Subject Area: Women & Religion - Religion 

Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press

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