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Conjuring Hope Healing and Magic in Contemporary Russia von Lindquist, Galina (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.2005
  • Verlag: Berghahn Books
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Conjuring Hope

Notions of magic and healing have been changing over past years and are now understood as reflecting local ideas of power and agency, as well as structures of self, subjectivity and affect. This study focuses on contemporary urban Russia and, through exploring social conditions, conveys the experience of living that makes magic logical. By following people's own interpretations of the work of magic, the author succeeds in unraveling the logic of local practice and local understanding of affliction, commonly used to diagnose the experiences of illness and misfortune.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.2005
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781782384717
    Verlag: Berghahn Books
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