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Religious crossings and conversions on the Muslim–Christian frontier in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan

Pelkmans, Mathijs (2010) Religious crossings and conversions on the Muslim–Christian frontier in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 19 (2). pp. 109-128. ISSN 1755-2923

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Abstract

The renewed relevance of religion in post-Soviet public spheres has been accompanied by conspicuous and controversial conversion processes. This article compares cases of conversion on the Muslim-Christian frontier in Kyrgyzstan and in Georgia. It argues that the notions of boundary and frontier are essential to construct a more dynamic model for understanding 'spiritual' movement in social contexts that are rapidly changing. This approach in turn sheds light on the roles and the nature of social and cultural boundaries in the contemporary world.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/ajec/
Additional Information: © 2010 Berghahn Journals
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: 17 Jan 2011 16:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31501/

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