9781439910979-1439910979-American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement

American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement

ISBN-13: 9781439910979
ISBN-10: 1439910979
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Snook, Jennifer
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 242 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781439910979
ISBN-10: 1439910979
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Snook, Jennifer
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 242 pages

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Acknowledged authors Snook, Jennifer wrote American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement comprising 242 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1439910979 and 9781439910979. Since then American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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American Heathens is the first in-depth ethnographic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook—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.

Snook 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, Snook 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 no central authority.
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