How Soviet is the Religious Revival in Georgia: Tactics in Everyday Religiosity

Gurchiani, Ketevan (2017) How Soviet is the Religious Revival in Georgia: Tactics in Everyday Religiosity. Europe-Asia Studies, 69 (3). pp. 508-531. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

This article explores everyday religiosity in post-Soviet Georgia based on multi-sited fieldwork and applying a genealogical approach. It looks at the use of tactics in negotiations between priests and believers. The article sees negotiations, prevalent in domestic religiosity and embodied practices, as a continuation of everyday Soviet tactics, particularly informal networks (Blat) and moonlighting (Khaltura). To understand how negotiations lead to greater control and an increase in religiosity, the article explores important features of the Georgian Orthodox Church and its specific development. The article concludes that tactics in this specific context strengthen the more powerful and reproduce dependency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Ethnology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Institutes > Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy
Depositing User: ქეთევან გურჩიანი
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2017 21:35
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2017 21:35
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/7351

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