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dc.contributor.authorCoco, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.editorScott A. Hunten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:58Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-05-02T02:45:30Z
dc.identifier.issn08912416en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18157
dc.description.abstractThe commodification of the religious impulse finds its most overt expression in the New Age movement and its subculture neopaganism. This article examines discourses in the pagan community in an Australian state. Pagans, who have been characterized as individualist, eclectic, and diverse in their beliefs and practices, network through electronic mail discussion lists and chat forums as well as through local and national offline gatherings. We explore community building and boundary defining communications in these discourses. In particular, we examine interactions that reveal the mobilization of pagans' concern with authenticity in the context of late-capitalism, consumer lifestyles, and media representations of the "craft." Our analysis highlights a series of tensions in pagans' representations of and engagement with consumer culture which are evident in everyday pagan discourse. These notions of in/authenticity are captured by invoking the "fluffy bunny" sanction.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeCalifornia, USAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom479en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto504en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Contemporary Ethnographyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.titleDiscourses of authenticity within a pagan community: The emergence of the "fluffy bunny" sanctionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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