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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 15:34
      Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:25
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4140

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