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Religion und Kultur in Zentralasien: Sowjetische Vermächtnisse und neue Herausforderungen

Pelkmans, Mathijs (2006) Religion und Kultur in Zentralasien: Sowjetische Vermächtnisse und neue Herausforderungen. Jahrbuch 2006, Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

After decades of Soviet militant secularism religion re-emerges in the public. It is often assumed that religious revival in Central Asia was an effect of the spiritual or ideological vacuum that accompanied the Soviet collapse. Research at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology suggests that the thriving of “religious nationalism” in the 1990s presented in many ways a continuation of Soviet ideas. However, the failures of transition made these “national” religions increasingly vulnerable to religious groups that defined themselves along supranational lines. The successes of the latter provide new challenges to local ideas about the relation between religion and culture.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.mpg.de/english/portal/index.html
Additional Information: © 2006 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 09:57
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28059/

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