lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Authority, Tradition and Authenticity: Communicating Power and Experience among Women on the Path of the Goddess
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (English)In: EASR Annual Conference : Communicating Religion: University of Leuven 18-21 September 2017, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Drawing on multi-sited fieldwork among goddess-worshippers in Europe, the presentation explores boundary defining communication through bodily and verbal means. The presentation ethnographically examines the processes of establishing authority and authenticity in two separate but interrelated fields. It shows how authorities negotiate contested themes, such as the formation of authority and establishment of tradition vs individual empowerment and experience, the use of history vs creativity in the search for authenticity, as well as consumerism and commodification vs. an egalitarian ethos and an overt desire to effect social change, in distinct and even contradicting ways. Yet, norms and desires are shaped and communicated through processes of valuation and distinction which creates joint boundaries and a specific ethical landscape in which a shared sense of community can unfold.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
women's spirituality, power, valuation, embodiment
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-73110DiVA, id: diva2:1199371
Conference
EASR Annual Conference : Communicating Religion : University of Leuven 18-21 September 2017
Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2018-04-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Conference Program

Authority records BETA

Trulsson, Åsa

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Trulsson, Åsa
By organisation
Department of Cultural Sciences
Religious Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 5 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf