Faculty Advisor

Austin, Greta

Area of Study

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Publication Date

Summer 2012


This paper seeks to evaluate the generalizations made by scholars about the inherent attitudes and identification of counter-culturalism in NeoPaganism. By critiquing and expanding the ritual theory of Catherine Bell and employing the language of ritualization, this paper demonstrates that broad statements about a wildly individualistic and mufti-faceted culture cannot encapsulate the myriad of ways NeoPagans do and do not confront dominant culture.


University of Puget Sound