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

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ISBN-10: 1479894605

ISBN-13: 9781479894604

Edition: 2013

Authors: S. Zohreh Kermani

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"An intriguing, important, and often entertaining look at an under-studied aspect of new religions. Highly recommended."—Douglas E. Cowan, author of Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet 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 a family tradition, not a religious worldview arrived at via a spiritual quest. In Pagan Family Values, S. Zohreh Kermaniexplores the ways in which North American Pagan families pass on their beliefs to their children, and how the effort to socialize children influences this new religious movement. The…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

S. Zohreh Kermani received a PhD in American Religions from Harvard University in 2010. Her research interests include the history of new and alternative religions in the U.S. and childhood and religion. She currently teaches religious studies part time at Youngstown State University.

List of Figures
Crafting History
Old Souls: Pagan Childhood
Parenting in Neverland
Don't Eat the Incense: Children in Ritual
A Room Full of FireFlies
My Dream Come True
Conclusion: Building Fairy Houses
"American Pagan Families and Family Values" Online Survey
"Second-Generation Pagans: Experiences and Opinions" Online Survey
Selected Bibliography
About the Author