By Kennet Granholm
In Dark Enlightenment Kennet Granholm explores the ancient, sociological, and discursive contexts of latest esoteric magic. The booklet is targeted at the Sweden-originated Left-Hand course magic order Dragon Rouge particularly, yet via a close contextualizing exam of this example research it deals a broader visage of up to date esotericism quite often. the writer takes cue from either the historiography of Western esotericism and the sociological learn of latest religions and non secular swap, aiming to supply a transdisciplinary framework for a accomplished examine of esotericism in past due modernity.
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128 Burr, An Introduction to Social Constructionism, 5; cf. Gergen, An Invitation to Social Construction, 48. 129 Gergen, An Invitation to Social Construction, 49. 130 The French word does not correspond exactly to the English word. In the MerriamWebster online dictionary (accessed May 10, 2011), discourse is defined as ‘verbal interchange of ideas’ or ‘formal and orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a subject’. In discourse analytical research the concept is defined somewhat differently but still maintains the focus on ‘speech in use’.
Jørgensen & Phillips, Diskursanalys som teori och metod, 79. My translation. Potter & Wetherell, Mapping the language of Racism, 61–62. Jørgensen & Phillips, Diskursanalys som teori och metod, 27. , 13. My translation. See Gee, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, 13–17; see also Fairclough, Media Discourse, 12, regarding mass mediated identity construction. 160 Cf. Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity. 36 Chapter 1 concept of discourse it tends to be seen as even more flexible and variable. Individuals have many different identities, all constructed and expressed in relational contexts.
67 Kippenberg, ‘Max Weber’, 69. 68 Campbell, ‘The Cult, the Cultic Milieu and Secularization’, 120; Partridge, The Re-Enchantment of the West, Vol. 1, 20–21. 69 Robertson, ‘On the Analysis of Mysticism’, 255. , 256–257. , 261; Partridge, The Re-Enchantment of the West, Vol. 1, 25; Dawson, ‘Church-SectCult’, 528–529. 72 Campbell, ‘The Cult, the Cultic Milieu and Secularization’, 120. , 119. 74 According to Campbell: The cultic milieu can be regarded as the cultural underground of society. Much broader, deeper and historically based than the contemporary movement known as the underground, it includes all deviant beliefsystems and their associated practices.