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Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities

Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism

Editors: Rountree, Kathryn (Ed.)

  • Provides a cutting edge study of modern Paganisms.
  • Examines how cosmopolitanism and nationalism have both influenced the weaving of local Paganisms in diverse contexts.
  • Based on international case studies from the United States, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Malta.
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About this book

This volume explores how Pagans negotiate local and global tensions as they craft their identities, both as members of local communities and as cosmopolitan “citizens of the world.” Based on cutting edge international  case studies from Pagan communities in the United States, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Malta, it considers how modern Pagans negotiate tensions between the particular and universal, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, ethnicity, and world citizenship. The burgeoning of modern Paganisms in recent decades has proceeded alongside growing globalization and human mobility, ubiquitous Internet use, a mounting environmental crisis, the re-valuing of indigenous religions, and new political configurations. Cosmopolitanism and nationalism have both influenced the weaving of unique local Paganisms in diverse contexts. Pagans articulate a strong attachment to local or indigenous traditions and landscapes, constructing paths that reflect local socio-cultural, political, and historical realities. However, they draw on the Internet and the global circulation of people and universal ideas. This collection considers how they confound these binaries in fascinating, complex ways as members of local communities and global networks. 

About the authors

Kathryn Rountree is Professor of Anthropology at Massey University, New Zealand.  She has published on contemporary Paganism in Malta and New Zealand, feminist spirituality, sacred sites, shamanism and animism. Books include Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe (2015), Crafting Contemporary Pagan Identities in a Catholic Society (2010), Embracing the Witch and the Goddess (2004) and the co-edited Archaeology of Spiritualities (2012).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction. “We Are the Weavers, We Are the Web”: Cosmopolitan Entanglements in Modern Paganism

    Rountree, Kathryn

    Pages 1-19

  • Appropriating, Romanticizing and Reimagining: Pagan Engagements with Indigenous Animism

    Fisk, Anna

    Pages 21-42

  • Heathens in the United States: The Return to “Tribes” in the Construction of a Peoplehood

    Snook, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Only Slavic Gods: Nativeness in Polish Rodzimowierstwo

    Simpson, Scott

    Pages 65-86

  • Obsessed with Culture: The Cultural Impetus of Russian Neo-pagans

    Shnirelman, Victor A.

    Pages 87-108

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56200-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $65.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57040-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism
Editors
  • Kathryn Rountree
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56200-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56200-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57040-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics