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Herding Cats, Bounding Spirit Spiritualism, Public Ritual and Spectral Science in Cassadaga, Florida

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Material Information

Title:
Herding Cats, Bounding Spirit Spiritualism, Public Ritual and Spectral Science in Cassadaga, Florida
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Robitaille, Dylan
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Anthropology
Faculty Sponsor:
Vesperi, Maria

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This ethnography is the culmination of fieldwork conducted at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Volusia County, FL - a historic intentional religious community centered around mediumship services, Spiritualism, and tourism. Alongside informal interviews, this project follows the experience of the ethnographer in attending religious services, tours, and classes. The camp is explored as shifting, polyvocal and heterogeneous - reflecting Spiritualism’s emphasis on the individual seeker, but problematizing group cohesion. Arrival narratives and public rituals are examined as attempts to address various threats, anomalies and disruptions - they (re)marry entangled constructions of individual, place and Spirit and resolve contested discourses of community, cosmology and religious practice
Statement of Responsibility:
by Dylan Robitaille
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 R635
System ID:
AA00024798:00001

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