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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2012. № 9. Part 1. P. 146-149.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Culturology
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Sarakaeva Asya Alievna
Astrakhan' State University

Abstract. The author considers the auto-narratives of American neo-pagans, analyzes their narrative, psychological and stylistic features, reveals their role in pagans' new cultural-religious identity formation, describes the main narrative model of American neo-pagan personal myths, and determines the reasons, why neo-pagan community members subject their memories to re-interpretation and self-censorship.
Key words and phrases: неоязычество, коллективная идентичность, персональная мифология, автонарратив, реструктурирование воспоминаний, neo-paganism, collective identity, personal mythology, auto-narrative, memories restructuring
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