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Author Pelkmans, Mathijs, 1973- author.

Title Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan / Mathijs Pelkmans.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index.
Contents Condition of uncertainty : life in an industrial wasteland -- What happened to Soviet atheism? -- Walking the truth in Islam with the Tablighi Jamaat -- Pentecostal miracle truth on the frontier -- The tenacity of spiritual healing and seeing -- Conclusion : pulsation : dynamics of conviction.
Summary How does ideology function during periods of political and economic turmoil? This book, based on long-term ethnographic research in a destitute former mining town in Kyrgyzstan, testifies to the precariousness of life in the former Soviet republics in the decades after the collapse of the USSR. It follows inhabitants as they make sense of a radically changing world and as they try to imbue their lives with relevance and direction, while concentrating in depth on their engagement with a range of religious ideas and other ideological currents, including scientific atheism, evangelical Christianity, Sunni Islamic revivalism, and traditional shamanistic beliefs. By examining such a broad variety of belief systems and how they manifest themselves in daily life, the author provides new insights into how ideology works (or fails to work) and how cultural and religious convictions are collectively produced and shaped.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Ideology -- Kyrgyzstan.
Post-communism -- Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan -- Intellectual life.
Kyrgyzstan -- Religious life.
Kyrgyzstan -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- Essays.
RELIGION -- Reference.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Ideology. (OCoLC)fst00966915
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Post-communism. (OCoLC)fst01072730
Religious life. (OCoLC)fst01094112
Kyrgyzstan. (OCoLC)fst01260659
Religiöser Wandel
Konversion Religion
Chronological Term Since 1991
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
In: Project MUSE - Cornell University Press Open Access Books Collection Project MUSE
Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: Pelkmans, Mathijs, 1973- Fragile conviction. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017 9781501708374 (DLC) 2016038725
ISBN 9781501705137
Standard No. 40026951633
AU@ 000062620053
CHNEW 000978433
CHVBK 504728172
GBVCP 1008667315
GBVCP 1015249582

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