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Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Trude Fonneland


This book examines Sámi shamanism in Norway as a uniquely distinctive local manifestation of a global new religious phenomenon. It takes the diversity and hybridity within shamanic practices seriously through case studies from a Norwegian setting and highlights the ethnic dimension of these currents, through a particular focus on Sámi versions of shamanism. The book’s thesis is that the construction of a Sámi shamanistic movement makes sense from the perspective of the broader ethno-political search for a Sámi identity, with respect to connections to indigenous peoples worldwide and trans-hist ... More

Keywords: shamanism, Paganism, New Age, Norway, indigenous spirituality, spiritual entrepreneurship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190678821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190678821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trude Fonneland, author
Professor of Culture Studies, Tromsø University Museum, UiT, the Arctic University in Tromsø