Jennifer Snook's American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan PDF

By Jennifer Snook

ISBN-10: 1439910960

ISBN-13: 9781439910962

ISBN-10: 1439910979

ISBN-13: 9781439910979

American Heathens is the 1st in-depth ethnographic research in regards to the principally misunderstood perform of yank Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook—who has been Pagan considering her early kids and a Heathen seeing that eighteen—traces the advance and trajectory of Heathenry as a brand new spiritual flow in the USA, one during which all identities are political and all politics matter.

Snook explores the complexities of pagan reconstruction and racial, ethnic and gender id in today’s divisive political weather. She considers the effect of social media on Heathen collectivities, and gives a glimpse of the realm of Heathen meanings, rituals, and philosophy.

In American Heathens, Snook provides the tales and views of recent practitioners in attractive element. She treats Heathens as individuals of a spiritual move, instead of easily a tradition reenacting myths and tales of attraction. Her e-book shrewdly addresses how humans build ethnicity in a reconstructionist (historically-minded) religion process without valuable authority.

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