Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses

Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses

by Kathryn Rountree (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781785338236
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: EASA Series , #26
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Rountree is Professor of Anthropology at Massey University. She has published on contemporary Paganism in Malta and New Zealand, feminist spirituality, animism, shamanism, pilgrimage, the contestation of sacred sites and, more broadly, between religion and science. Her books include Embracing the Witch and the Goddess: Feminist Ritual-makers in New Zealand (Routledge, 2004), Crafting Contemporary Pagan Identities in a Catholic Society (Ashgate, 2010), the edited volume Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Modern Paganism (Palgrave, 2017) and the co-edited Archaeology of Spiritualities (Springer, 2012).

Table of Contents

List of Figures


Introduction: Context is Everything: Plurality and Paradox in Contemporary European Paganisms

Kathryn Rountree

Chapter 1. Sami Neo-shamanism in Norway: Colonial Grounds, Ethnic Revival and Pagan Pathways

Siv Ellen Kraft

Chapter 2. It’s Not Easy Being Apolitical: Reconstruction and Eclecticism in Danish Asatro

Matthew H. Amster

Chapter 3. Modern Heathenism in Sweden: A Case Study in the Creation of a Traditional Religion

Fredrik Gregorius

Chapter 4. The Brotherhood of Wolves, Czech Republic: From Ásatrú to Primitivism

Kamila Velkoborská

Chapter 5. Soviet-era Discourse and Siberian Shamanic Revivalism: How Area Spirits Speak through Academia

Eleanor Peers

Chapter 6. In Search of Genuine Religion: The Contemporary Estonian MaausulisedMovement and Nationalist Discourse

Ergo-Hart Västrik

Chapter 7. Emerging Identity Marketsof Contemporary Pagan Ideologies in Hungary

Tam ás Szilágyi

Chapter 8. Hot, Strange, Völkish, Cosmopolitan: Native Faith and Neopagan Witchcraft in Berlin’s Changing Urban Context

Victoria Hegner

Chapter 9. Paganism in Ireland: Syncretic Processes, Identity and a Sense of Place

Jenny Butler

Chapter 10. On the Sticks and Stones of the Greencraft Temple in Flanders: Balancing Global and Local Heritage in Wicca

Léon van Gulik

Chapter 11. Iberian Paganism: Goddess Spirituality in Spain and Portugal and the Quest for Authenticity

Anna Fedele

Chapter 12. Bellisama and Aradia: Paganism Re-emerges in Italy

Francesca Ciancimino Howell

Chapter 13. Authenticity and Invention in the Quest for a Modern Maltese Paganism

Kathryn Rountree

Notes on Contributors


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