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  • Jordsvin
    http://tinyurl.com/cwua2tk $12 to download.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 19, 2013
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      http://tinyurl.com/cwua2tk $12 to download.

      --- In HeathenNews@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Blackwell" <myrddin@...> wrote:
      > Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and emergent Religions,
      > Vol.16, Februaray 2013, pp. 52-76
      > The Construction of an Ethnic Folkway as Religio-ethnic Identity
      > Abstract:
      > This article is the result of ethnographic fieldwork among American
      > practitioners of Heathenry, a reconstructionist religious movement
      > whose practitioners align themselves with ancient Germanic and Norse
      > cosmology. In this article, I respond to previous representations of
      > Heathenry as racist by exploring the intricacies and nuances of members'
      > co-construction of their own ethnic folkway. I show that Heathens
      > construct group boundaries by distinguishing between categories of
      > folkish and universalist, while mostly living between racial exclusivity
      > and complete inclusivity. In other words, Heathens self-consciously
      > establish symbolically meaningful categories to distinguish between
      > practitioners' understandings of who gets to be Heathen, of racial/ethnic
      > exclusivity, and complete inclusivity. While some American Heathens find
      > race or ancestry irrelevant, most do not and all must participate in the
      > conversations that seek to define Heathenry as an indigenous tradition,
      > purely a system of faith, or a complex folkway struggling to be ethnic while
      > resisting racist labels.
      > http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.1525/nr.2013.16.3.52?uid=3739816&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101856148781
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