Conjuring Hope: Magic and Healing In Contemporary Russia by Galina Lindquist

By Galina Lindquist

Notions of magic and therapeutic were altering over earlier years and at the moment are understood as reflecting neighborhood principles of energy and supplier, in addition to constructions of self, subjectivity and have an effect on. This learn makes a speciality of modern city Russia and, via exploring social stipulations, conveys the adventure of dwelling that makes magic logical. by means of following people's personal interpretations of the paintings of magic, the writer succeeds in unraveling the common sense of neighborhood perform and native knowing of illness, time-honored to diagnose the studies of sickness and misfortune.

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