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Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

S. Zohreh Kermani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is ... More


The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, ... More


Passage from India

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ultimately, I identify Buddhism's co‐opting and absorption of local spirit‐religions as a crucial component of Buddhist expansion both within and outside of India. The case of Buddhist expansion into ... More


Stochastic-Simulation Tests of Nonlinear Econometric Models

Roberto S. Mariano and Bryan W. Brown

in Comparative Performance of U.S. Econometric Models

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057720
eISBN:
9780199854967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057720.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Stochastic simulations of nonlinear dynamic econometric models have been used in various ways in the past. This chapter discusses how stochastic simulations can be exploited to develop appropriate ... More


Contesting Narratives of Failed Performance: Racial Identity and National Exceptionality

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter builds upon what Paul Gilroy identifies as an inherent “double-consciousness” within modernity and exposes the performativity inherent in that experience, particularly within the racial ... More


Myanmar in the Fifteenth Century: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Michael A. Aung-Thwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867836
eISBN:
9780824875688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the kingdom of Pagan—representing the “classical state” and “golden age” of Myanmar—declined politically by the early fourteenth century, Upper Myanmar reconstituted itself into three smaller ... More


Don’t Eat the Incense: Children in Ritual

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the tensions and ambivalences between the different religious, interpersonal, and social dynamics of Pagan adults and children. These interactions between Pagan adults and ... More


Religion and the World in Historical Perspective

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter problematises common assumptions about East/West and Islam/West divisions relating to religion, society and the state. It examines the concrete positions and functions of religion and ... More


Old Souls: Pagan Childhood

Pagan Childhood

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at Pagan childhood as an idealized realm that is constructed, maintained, and sometimes exploited by Pagan adults. Pagans' appreciation for childhood as a protected temporal and ... More


A Room Full of FireFlies

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter delves into some of the debates surrounding the inclusion of children in Pagan rituals and the appropriate level of religious instruction for younger generations. Some Pagan parents ... More


My Dream Come True

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Pagan life-cycle rituals and the ambivalence they elicit by considering the formal inclusion of children into contemporary Paganism through adult-led rituals such as Wiccanings ... More


Epilogue: Julian and the Rejection of Sacrifice

Daniel Ullucci

in The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In the fourth century, the Roman Emperor Julian attempted to undo all the religious change wrought by the Christians. Julian was the first emperor after Constantine not to institute pro-Christian ... More


Being Pagan

Elizabeth Graham

in Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036663
eISBN:
9780813041834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036663.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The results of analyses described in Chapter 10 are here brought to bear on how Maya Christianity has been interpreted and on how conversion among the Maya may have been facilitated. Local vs. global ... More


Hollywood

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson loved trains. Perhaps his fondness for trains was generated by his fondness for Hollywood. It was in the pivotal year of 1928 that Lawson was employed by MGM “as one of the first ... More


Is Sufism Islamic?

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Amin explores the development of Sufism in this chapter. He ties it to popular religious practices and the traces of ancient pagan religions in various geographical locations of the Muslim Empire. He ... More


Reflections on the Status of the Awliyā

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Following on from the previous chapter, this chapter addresses the status of awliya’, or saints and holy men, and other icons venerated by the general populace for different reasons. The chapter ... More


Playing with Fire (and Water, Earth, and Air): Ritual Fluency and Improvisation among Contemporary Pagan Children

Zohreh Kermani

in The Study of Children in Religions: A Methods Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776469
eISBN:
9780814777466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776469.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes another role that boundaries play in children's religious lives, by considering the complex intersection of Pagan parents' teachings about enchantment with the children's own ... More


Introduction

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter states the book's aim to examine the interactions between contemporary Pagan adults and children as they establish, inhabit, and negotiate understandings of childhood, ... More


Parenting in Neverland

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the many ways Pagan adults present themselves as “childlike” in an attempt to both usurp and invert traditional understandings of power, responsibility, privilege, and ... More


Conclusion: Building Fairy Houses

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter argues that the study of Pagan parenting and childhood illuminates important features of American parenting and childhood as well as religious communities and imaginations in ... More


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