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Strategies of action and marginalised identities in Pop Culture Paganism and Magic

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In this thesis I will argue that marginalised individuals are highly represented in the Pop Culture Paganism and Magic community, because it is a religious movement which encourages participants to use the cultural symbols that populate the media for religious meaning-making. The availability of media symbols for this purpose is important for marginalised individuals, who do not access the same ‘traditional’ religious resources or symbols as other individuals in society due to the sense of exclusion which arises from their marginality, but still seek religious meaning-making.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Religious Studies

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Arts

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970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Awarded Research Masters Thesis



Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies


Morris, Paul; Radich, Michael