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Religion & Magic in Socialist & Postsocialist Contexts : Part I -- Historic & Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy & Alternative Spirituality, Paperback / softback Book

Religion & Magic in Socialist & Postsocialist Contexts : Part I -- Historic & Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy & Alternative Spirituality Paperback / softback

Edited by Alexandra Cotofana, James Nyce

Description

Religion and magic have played important roles within Eastern European societies where social reality and socio-political balance may differ greatly from those in the West.

Although often thought of as being two distinct, even antagonistic forces, religion and magic find ways to work together. By taking on various examples in the multicultural settings of post-Soviet and post-socialist spaces, this collection brings together diverse historical and ethnographic analyses of orthodoxy and heterodoxy from the pre- and post-1989 periods, studies on the relationship of religious and state institutions to individuals practicing alternative forms of spirituality, and examples of borderlands as spaces of ambiguity. This volume is at the crossroads of anthropology, history, as well as cultural memory studies.

Its archival and field research results help us understand how repurposing religious and magic practices worked into the transition that countries in Eastern Europe and beyond have experienced after the end of the Cold War.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Scho
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9783838209890

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