Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism

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Juni 2003



An ethnographic study of the development of racist paganism in the United States during the 1990s, examining the economic, cultural, and political developments racist paganism reacts to or makes use of.


Mattias Gardell is Associate Professor in the History of Religions at Stockholm University. He is the author of "In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam," published by Duke University Press.


"Gardell adopts an ethnographic, anthropological approach to his subject, which makes the diverse--and often bizarre--beliefs of his subjects easily accessible... [He] provide[s] a useful, alternative framework for analyzing neo-Nazis and their political brethren..." Los Angeles Times "Gods of the Blood will stand as the definitive work on white racist neopaganism in the United States, a movement virtually invisible until now. Mattias Gardell has gained remarkable access to this secretive religious subculture, mapping its feuds, factions, and rivalries." Michael Barkun, author of Religion and the Racist Right "Gods of the Blood represents the culmination of the author's tireless fieldwork among America's radical right: race activists of every description, denizens of the occult underground, and adherents of a variety of small oppositional religio-political belief systems throughout the United States. Never before has a scholar had the means, the determination, or the unparalleled access which Mattias Gardell has been accorded in the American radical right." Jeffrey Kaplan, author of the Encyclopedia of White Power: A SourceBook on the Radical Racist Right
EAN: 9780822330592
ISBN: 0822330598
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 456 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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