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Contents Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: The Politics of 'Location' Previous scholarship: pagans and sacred sites Introducing paganisms Neo-tribes, new-indigenes, animist ontologies and living landscapes Discourses and practices, locations and methodologies Chapter outline ¿ sites and areas of interest Chapter 1 ¿Sacred sites¿? Paganisms, representation and imaginings of the past Tradition, authenticity, enchantment Tradition Authenticity Reenchantment The 'sacred' in the sites: The Preservation Ethos: The preservation ethos and heritage management Implications of the preservation ethos for the non-specialist Pagan discourses Preservation ethos and 'personal-growth druids' Counter-Cultural Druids and Festival Celebrants Pagans at Sacred Sites Chapter 2 Avebury The Avebury landscape: Avebury and the Sacred Sites project Pagans and sites in Avebury Performing Avebury Silbury Hill and Silbury Hole Archaeologists and pagans: performing ownership Chapter 3 Stonehenge ¿Stonehenges¿ in discourse ¿Managed open access¿ Media attention Alternative voices Eventing at the ¿right time¿ Sacred partying Stone-standing and solutions Widening participation and engaging diversity? The future Alternative meanings Animism and the landscape Chapter 4 Derbyshire and Yorkshire: Stanton Moor and Thornborough Henges Stanton Moor, its context and recent history Stanton Moor: engagements and reactions, protestors and others The place The protest Representation and ritual Issues and tensions Thornborough henges Contesting landscape Chapter 5 Spirits of moor and glen: Pagans and Rock Art sites in Britain The Kilmartin Valley, Argyll Shamanic tourism: inspiration and appropriation Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire Contesting polarisation Chapter 6 The Rollright Stones and the Rollright Trust The Rollrights: The King¿s Men, The Whispering Knights and The King Stone The Folklore of the Rollrights The Rollright Trust Plurality and multivocality: a context of inclusiveness Damage and preservation Facilitating engagement Chapter 7 Reburial, museums, pagans and respect Pagans and Ancestors Druid voices Negotiating the issues Respect, reburial and repatriation Chapter 8 Towards a conclusion: Some strategies for dialogic interaction and future directions 'Stepping stones to common ground' Taking each other seriously, tolerantly, and deconstructing negative stereotypes Productive collaborative dialogues Research ethics and rights Joint stewardship programmes Informed consent protocols Future directions Endnotes References
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Sacred space -- England.
Paganism -- England.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Religious aspects -- Paganism.
Cultural property -- Protection -- England.
England -- Antiquities.