- About the book
DetailsReligion 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.
- The author
About the authorAlexandra Cotofana is a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. She studied political science and anthropology at the National School for Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. Cotofana is Director for the In Light Human Rights Documentary Film Festival at IUB.
Dr. James M. Nyce is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Ball State University. He is also a visiting professor in Lund University’s Master’s Program in Human Factors and System Safety, and at the National Defence College in Stockholm, as well as an adjunct professor in the Departments of Health and Environment at Linköping University and of Radiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
Reviews„This interesting collection of essays is the first volume of an ambitious project to examine the development of religion and magic in the former Soviet bloc.” –The Russian Review (Vol. 77 No. 2), April 2018
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Patrick Michelson, Tatiana Bužeková, Ekaterina Grishaeva, Valeria Shumkova, Victor Shnirelman, Dzvenyslava Hanus, Alexandra Cotofana, Tatiana Khoruzhenko, Sarah Rafailjovic, Anna Ozhiganova Editor Alexandra Cotofana, James Nyce, Andreas Umland Number of pages 212 Language English Publication date Mar 30, 2017 Weight (kg) 0.2750 ISBN-13 9783838209890