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- DescriptionAmerican Heathens is the first in-depth ethgraphic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Sok-who has been Pagan since her early teens and a Heathen since eighteen-traces the development and trajectory of Heathenry as a new religious movement in America, one in which all identities are political and all politics matter. Sok explores the complexities of pagan reconstruction and racial, ethnic and gender identity in today's divisive political climate. She considers the impact of social media on Heathen collectivities, and offers a glimpse of the world of Heathen meanings, rituals, and philosophy. In American Heathens, Sok presents the stories and perspectives of modern practitioners in engaging detail. She treats Heathens as members of a religious movement, rather than simply a subculture reenacting myths and stories of enchantment. Her book shrewdly addresses how people construct ethnicity in a reconstructionist (historically-minded) faith system with central authority.
- Author BiographyJennifer Snook is an Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi.
- Author(s)Jennifer Snook
- PublisherTemple University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication12/06/2015
- SubjectAlternative Belief Systems
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTemple University Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine20 mm
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