The Resource Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan, Mathijs Pelkmans

Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan, Mathijs Pelkmans

Label
Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan
Title
Fragile conviction
Title remainder
changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan
Statement of responsibility
Mathijs Pelkmans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
200.95843
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK916
LC item number
.P45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan, Mathijs Pelkmans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn957077683
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501708381
Lccn
2016038725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026951633
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22573/ctt1nc9fc1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3748770x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957077683
  • ku150170513X

Library Locations

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