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The Routinization of Spontaneity

The Routinization of Spontaneity Abstract This paper is an examination of the process of routinization of the new religious movement of Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in New England. Witchcraft is a decentralized religion which emphasizes the spontaneity of religious expression. The Weberian model of routinization is shown to be of limited applicability to this group. It is suggested that new insights into the process of routinization offered by organizational theory can help to frame the process of routinization within this new religious movement. This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes * I would like to thank Frederick Denny, Madeleine Adriance, and Paul Stoller for their helpful comments on an earlier rendition of this paper. Copyright © 1995, Association for the Sociology of Religion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Religion Oxford University Press

The Routinization of Spontaneity

Sociology of Religion , Volume 56 (1) – Mar 1, 1995

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Oxford University Press
Copyright
Copyright © 1995, Association for the Sociology of Religion
ISSN
1069-4404
eISSN
1759-8818
DOI
10.2307/3712038
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Abstract

Abstract This paper is an examination of the process of routinization of the new religious movement of Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in New England. Witchcraft is a decentralized religion which emphasizes the spontaneity of religious expression. The Weberian model of routinization is shown to be of limited applicability to this group. It is suggested that new insights into the process of routinization offered by organizational theory can help to frame the process of routinization within this new religious movement. This content is only available as a PDF. Author notes * I would like to thank Frederick Denny, Madeleine Adriance, and Paul Stoller for their helpful comments on an earlier rendition of this paper. Copyright © 1995, Association for the Sociology of Religion

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Sociology of ReligionOxford University Press

Published: Mar 1, 1995

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