This week on the blog we return to neo-paganism and talk about Heathenry, the Alt-Right, and why archaeologists should be paying attention to the discourse between (and overlapping) these groups. https://animalarchaeology.com/2019/01/09/what-is-old-is-new-again-heathenry-and-the-alt-right/
Thanks for sharing!
I'm a leftist and eclectic pagan who would really welcome academic rigor in opposition to alt-right assimilation of the spirituality and tribal culture of pre-imperial Europe. I think it's important to understand tribal cultures globally in a way that unifies humanity and helps us create communities resistant to imperialism. That doesn't happen if Romanticism obscures the inequities and conflicts that facilitated Roman conquest
Agreed. It's a shame that academics don't seem interested in pagan discourse beyond deriding pagans - which is also surprising given how many pagan archaeologists I've met (myself included!). Hopefully will be working on a few other side projects that deal with this issue more directly.
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