By Sonja Luehrmann
Sonja Luehrmann explores the Soviet atheist attempt to construct a society with no gods or spirits and its afterlife in post-Soviet spiritual revival. Combining archival learn on atheist propaganda of the Sixties and Seventies with ethnographic fieldwork within the self reliant republic of Marij El in Russia’s Volga area, Luehrmann examines how secularist culture-building reshaped non secular perform and interreligious relatives. probably the most palpable legacies of atheist propaganda is a common didactic orientation one of the inhabitants and a religion in standardized courses of non-public transformation as strategies to wider social difficulties. This didactic pattern has parallels in globalized types of Protestantism and Islam yet differs from older makes use of of non secular wisdom in rural Russia. At a time whilst the secularist modernization tasks of the twentieth century are commonly appeared to have failed, Secularism Soviet kind emphasizes the affinities and shared histories of spiritual and atheist mobilizations.
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Secularism Soviet Style: Teaching Atheism and Religion in a Volga Republic (New Anthropologies of Europe) by Sonja Luehrmann