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Becoming a Woman Through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction

Jarvis, Christine (2008) Becoming a Woman Through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction. Children's Literature in Education, 39 (1). pp. 43-52. ISSN 00456713

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Abstract

The article examines Cate Tiernan’s ‘Wicca’ series. This series and the ‘Circle of Three’ books by Isobel Bird explore the experiences of teenage girls who embrace the pagan religion, Wicca. The texts reflect the growing interest in spirituality expressed by many young people and extend the literary representation of witchcraft. Tiernan produces stories of spiritual growth entwined with fantasy and romance. The series operates within a moral and religious framework that allows girls to feel positive about their bodies and their sexuality and acknowledges the complex moral decisions many young people face.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cate Tiernan, Wicca, witches, girls’ spirituality, teen fiction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009 14:34
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 21:06
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4140

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