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Professor Christopher Partridge

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Christopher Partridge

County South

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592420

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Research overview

My work focuses on the social and cultural significance of alternative spiritualities, belief in the paranormal, and countercultural discourses. In recent years, I have sought to articulate a theory of ‘occulture’ in order to explain the persistence of such ideas in the modern Western world and the influence of popular culture in the shaping of those ideas. I am particularly interested in the importance of popular music in this respect. I co-edit the series Studies in Popular Music (Equinox) and Studies in Religion and Popular Music (Bloomsbury).

PhD supervision

I would be happy to supervise doctoral research in the following areas:

- Popular music and the sacred
- Contemporary occultism and alternative spiritualities.
- Cultures of the paranormal.
- Countercultures

Research Interests

(1) Countercultures and alternative spiritual discourses.

(2) Occult and paranormal cultures.

(3) Popular music, culture and society.

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