Satanism: performing alterity and othering

Harvey, Graham (2002). Satanism: performing alterity and othering. Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture, 11 pp. 53–68.


Discusses contemporary Satanism as a movement of elected and performaned alterity (or the attempt at it) rooted in Western esotericism and popular culture. Opposition to Satanism is usually opposition to different (perceived) movements and exemplifies "othering" of imagined opponents.

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