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Rethinking the Space for Religion

239.00 kr

New Actors in Central and Southeast Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging


Trine Stauning Willert, Krzysztof Stala & Catharina Raudvere (red.)

What happens to people’s sense of belonging when globalization meets with proclaimed regional identities resting heavily on conceptions of religion and ethnicity? Who are the actors stressing cultural heritage and authenticity as tools for self-understanding?

In Rethinking the Space for Religion, the authors aim at a broad discussion on how history and religion are made part of the production of narratives about origin and belonging in contemporary Europe. The contributors offer localized studies where actors with strong agendas indicate the complex relations between history, religion, and identity.

The case studies exemplify how public intellectuals and academics have taken active part in the construction of recent and traditional pasts. Instead of repeating the simplistic explanation as a “return of religion”, the authors of this volume focus on public platforms and agents, and their use of religion as a political and cultural argument. The approach makes a nuanced and fresh survey for researchers and other initiated readers to engage in.


Trine Stauning Willert

Krzysztof Stala är född i Polen och har en doktorsexamen från Stockholms universitet. Idag arbetar han som universitetslektor i polska språket och litteratur vid Köpenhamns universitet. Tyngdpunkten i hans forskning ligger på polsk och östeuropeisk litteratur och kultur. Webbsida:

Catharina Raudvere

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Catharina Raudvere, Krzysztof Stala, Trine Stauning Willert




239 kr


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Rethinking the Space for Religion: New Actors in Central and Southest Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging