Being Viking - Heathenism in Contemporary America - Jefferson F. Calico

Being Viking - Heathenism in Contemporary America - Jefferson F. Calico

Metagenetics

Being Viking - Heathenism in Contemporary America - Jefferson F. Calico

Jefferson F. Calico [+-]
Eastern Kentucky University
Jefferson F. Calico is an instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches a variety of courses in Religious Studies. He currently serves as co-chair of the Religion and Ecology consultation for the Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion. His research focuses on alternative religions in America.

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Stephen McNallen is identified by many as the founder of American Asatru. He has had a long-term and significant impact on the movement. This chapter addresses his theory of metagenetics, which frames Asatru as a religion rooted in race and ancestry. Tensions over racial attitudes have figured prominently in the movement, as adherents have struggled to think about their connection to Norse religion. By focusing on McNallen, I attempt to discern the motivations and ideas that have given shape to the debate.

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Calico, Jefferson. Metagenetics. Being Viking - Heathenism in Contemporary America. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 173-215 Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781792230. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25651. Date accessed: 23 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25651. Oct 2018

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