Asgard In America

Author by : Gundula E. Rommel
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Description : Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut für Angilistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht die Konstruktion von Identität in den Diskursen dergermanisch-neuheidnischen Bewegung in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. ErsteOrganisationen des Asatru, wie die Anhänger selbst ihre Religion nennen, entstanden in den siebziger Jahren und sind seitdem stetig angewachsen. Asatru versteht sich als die indigene Religion der Europäer, distanziert sich dementsprechend deutlich vor christlich geprägtenLeitkultur der amerikanischen Gesellschaft und erscheint dabei doch im Gegensatz zu den meisten anderen neuheidnischen Strömungen erstaunlich wertekonservativ. Asatru, so meine These, reagiert auf die Krise der Moderne und die daraus resultierende Krise westlicher Identität, indem es ebendiese Identität auf Grundlage einer diskursivenKonstruktion europäischer Ethnizität neu definiert. Die Notwendigkeit einer Neudefinierung euroamerikanischer Identität ergibt sich aus dem anwachsenden Druck, den die nicht-europäischen Minoritäten in ihren Bestrebungen zur Durchsetzung der eigenen kulturellen und politischen Interessen auf die vorherrschende europäisch geprägte Kultur in den Vereinigten Staaten ausüben. Da diese vorherrschende Kultur in der Tradition der europäischen Moderne steht, ist die von ihr gestiftete westliche Identität geprägt von Normen und Werten, die als absolut und universell gültig definiert sind. Daher ist die Erfahrung einer zunehmendpluralistischen Gesellschaft problematisch für die westliche Identität. Asatru scheint seinenAnhängern eine Lösung dieses Problems zu bieten.Um die Qualität dieser Lösung aufzuzeigen, werden nach einer allgemeinen Einführung zur amerikanischen Asatrubewegung zunächst der sich aus den pluralistischen Tendenzen in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft ergebende Kulturkonflikt sowie die Ursachen undAuswirkungen der Krise der Moderne aufgezeigt. Darauf folgt eine Diskursanalyse zurKonstruktion von Identität im Asatru. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Konstruktion von Ethnizität, welche jedoch vom religiösen Diskurs und der Konstruktion religiöser Identität nicht abzulösen ist. Integraler Bestandteil dieser ethnisch-religiösen Identität ist eine Ethik, die in groben Zügen ebenfalls untersucht wird. Abschließend widmet sich diese Arbeit der Frage nach der Einordnung der Asatru-Religion und der von ihr neudefinierten kulturellen Identität in die gegenwärtigen politisch-kulturellen Zusammenhänge der Amerikanischen Gesellschaft.


From Asgard To Valhalla

Author by : Heather O'Donoghue
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks, Ragnarok - the end of the world and of the gods themselves - is at hand. It is from this tree that Odin, father of the gods, hanged himself in search of the wisdom of the dead: a disturbing image of divine sacrifice far removed from the feasting and fighting of his otherworld home, Valhalla. And an image so problematic for thirteenth century Christians that they left it out when they wrote the myths down. From Asgard to Valhalla is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor. Heather O'Donoghue, who is an expert on Old Norse culture, shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics. She considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone who is keen to understand how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped, and continue to shape, the western cultural heritage.


The Goddesses Of Asgard

Author by : Rod Cooper
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Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : In 2010, there is nothing about four-year-old Robert James Odom to suggest the accomplishments he will achieve in the future. In many regards, he is an average young boy from the Midwest, growing up on the shores of Lake Erie. But as an adult, success follows him. As a brilliant young entrepreneur, he develops a financial source to build his lifelong dream, a nightclub named Asgard where supernaturally beautiful and talented hostesses charm the patrons to purchase food, drinks, and souvenirs. Robert J. Odom Investments eventually becomes the most financially powerful force in the universe. But soon, prosperity results in disaster, power results in conflict, and friendships produce enemies. It's a world filled with conquest, politics, seduction, intimidation, religion, and miscalculation. Rioting, crime, and sex slavery are common occurrences. As the year 2142 rolls around and the three remaining races face extinction, cousins Robert J. Odom V (called Bob 5) and Desmond Jericho Rand (called DJ), believe the answers are in a time travel discovery that would involve travel to the past to influence change. The pair knows they cannot directly manipulate history, but through telepathic suggestions they can persuade the humans to make different choices. But what exactly should they change?


Vehicles Of Asgard

Author by : William Hall Watson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : This is a book that has everything: religion, mythology, sex, unexplained phenomena, archeology, anthropology, movies, Atlantis, witchcraft, arithmetic, language, genealogy, even aircraft design. You name it; there is probably something about it here. It is a volume whose formulation began five decades ago. Suffering stops and starts, being interrupted by essential lifetime events, including normal mundane employment issues and raising a family, plus writing various other books and magazine articles, it has finally been completed and contains many additional facts not known to the author when the first draft was pieced togetherand more sex than was envisaged in the beginning.


Religion And Myth In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Author by : Michael D. Nichols
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Breaking box office records, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has achieved an unparalleled level of success with fans across the world, raising the films to a higher level of narrative: myth. This is the first book to analyze the Marvel output as modern myth, comparing it to epics, symbols, rituals, and stories from world religious traditions. This book places the exploits of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and the other stars of the Marvel films alongside the legends of Achilles, Gilgamesh, Arjuna, the Buddha, and many others. It examines their origin stories and rites of passage, the monsters, shadow-selves, and familial conflicts they contend with, and the symbols of death and the battle against it that stalk them at every turn. The films deal with timeless human dilemmas and questions, evoking an enduring sense of adventure and wonder common across world mythic traditions.


America S Old World Background

Author by : Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
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From Asgard To Valhalla

Author by : Heather O'Donoghue
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the mysterious valkyries, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with vivid incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks, Ragnarok - the end of the world and of the gods themselves - is at hand. It is from this tree that Odin, father of the gods, hanged himself in search of the wisdom of the dead: a disturbing image of divine sacrifice far removed from the feasting and fighting of his otherworld home, Valhalla. This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor". Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. "From Asgard to Valhalla" is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.


The Heroes Of Asgard

Author by : Annie Keary
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Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Author by : Robert G. Weiner
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel-related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel-related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.


America Reads

Author by : Robert Cecil Pooley
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Nils Discovers America

Author by : Julie McDonald
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Publisher by : Penfield Books
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Description : The story of Nils the nisse, a small elfin creature from Norway, who sets off for the New World in the 19th century. The wooden chest he hides in is lost for more than 100 years, and Nils wakes up to find present-day U.S.A. and meets his first human friend, Erik Dahl.


Empyre Captain America And Thor

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Description : The plantlike beings called the Cotati have made landfall on Earth! Captain America stands on the front lines of this alien invasion - but when their threat goes global, even he won't be enough to stem the tide! Luckily, Cap can be quite inspirational when he needs to be - and right now he needs allies very bad! Can Cap call enough heroes to his side to turn back the Cotati - or will he and his ad hoc team fall in the face of this intergalactic incursion? Plus: What does EMPYRE have in store for Thor, King of Asgard? COLLECTING: EMPYRE: CAPTAIN AMERICA (2020) 1-3, EMPYRE: THOR (2020) 1-3


Ways To The Sky

Author by : Andrew Selters
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Alpine Book Series
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Description : Ways to the sky charts the evolution of alpine climbing in the United States, Canada and Mexico, from the evidence of ancient native ascents to the latest cutting-edge climbs. Andy Selters highlights key personalities - from exploratory climbers like John Muir and Lt. August Kautz to technical maestros such as Mark Twight and Marko Prezelj - on the most demanding mountain routes. He then points readers to the mountains where they can experience firsthand many of these historically significant routes.


Asgard S Heart Asgard 3

Author by : Brian Stableford
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The acclaimed science fiction author Brian M. Stableford returns with the final book in his trilogy about a planet that contains thousands of worlds inside it - and the one man who will do anything to penetrate its secrets. The conflict between the Isthomi and Scarid races and the surface dwellers of Asgard had come to a halt, but not an end. Forces are at work on all sides to attempt to gain the upper hand in the struggle to control Asgard, for control of Asgard's heart could mean total power over the planet itself, and all who live in it. At the middle of the struggle is Michael Rousseau, who must penetrate the very core of the planet itself - both in reality and in another dimension altogether - to save Asgard and all who dwell in it, before it's too late,


What Europe Gave To America

Author by : Charles Augustin Coulomb
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Irish America

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America Sings

Author by : National Poetry Association (U.S.)
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Asgard S Conquerors Asgard 2

Author by : Brian Stableford
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Asgard's not an easy world to get away from. Mike Rousseau only wants to take a vacation in his home system, but he's back before he has time to draw breath, and he's been drafted into the Space Force once again. His new mission is even more dangerous than the last one, the number of his enemies has increased vastly, and his friends haven't improved at all. By way of compensation, he has another chance to get closer to the mystery at Asgard's heart--but the inhabitants of the megaplanet's core are no longer content to sit quietly and wait to be found. They've discovered the outside universe, and are trying to decide what to do about it--but they have problems of their own. Only Rousseau can cross the boundaries between species, and offer each of the races a possible solution.


Sweden America

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Asgard S Secret Asgard 1

Author by : Brian Stableford
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : They call it Asgard, the Home of the Gods. Beneath its artificial shell are at least three vast cave-systems, each one the size of an Earth-like world; and beneath those, possibly many more. No one knows how many layers there might be, and no one knows what secrets might be buried down at the "center"--if there is a center. At some time in the distant past, Asgard had suffered a terrible catastrophe. Now its outer layers are cold, its builders presumed dead. Explorers and exploiters from a hundred different worlds and races are scavenging among the ruins--but deep down, there might still be light, warmth, life...and perils unknown. Mike Rousseau was one of the first humans to come to Asgard, decades earlier. Now he's challenged by both friends and foes--and it's hard to tell them apart on this icebound planet. He might also be the one man who can solve the biggest puzzle in the galaxy...if only he can stay alive!


The Superman In America

Author by : Benjamin De Casseres
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America S Steadfast Dream

Author by : Edward Merrill Root
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Asgard And The Gods

Author by : W Wagner
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Publisher by : Franklin Classics
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Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Climbing

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