By Jennifer Snook
Snook explores the complexities of pagan reconstruction and racial, ethnic and gender id in today’s divisive political weather. She considers the influence of social media on Heathen collectivities, and gives a glimpse of the area of Heathen meanings, rituals, and philosophy.
In American Heathens, Snook offers the tales and views of contemporary practitioners in attractive aspect. She treats Heathens as participants of a spiritual circulate, instead of easily a way of life reenacting myths and tales of attraction. Her booklet shrewdly addresses how humans build ethnicity in a reconstructionist (historically-minded) religion process without critical authority.
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American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement by Jennifer Snook