Intimate Divisions

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Detelina Tocheva

Street-Level Orthodoxy in Post-Soviet Russia

ISBN 978-3-643-90873-5
Band-Nr. 35
Jahr 2018
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia

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Tocheva Intimate Divisions
The resurgence of the Russian Orthodox Church after the fall of the Soviet
Union has rendered it a popular source of identification, even though few
Russians bother to observe the faith strictly. What makes the tie between
the Church and society so strong? This book, based on ethnographic
fieldwork in urban parishes in the Saint Petersburg Region, argues that, at
the level of the street, post-Soviet inequalities have contributed to the
entanglements between Russian society and the Orthodox Church by
shaping the structure and meaning of everyday religious interaction. By
rebuilding churches, participating in the parish economy and Orthodox
schooling, pondering over almsgiving, and providing charitable support
to common needy, agents of many kinds experience, reproduce, and
critique RussiaÆs social order.

DETELINA TOCHEVA is Research Fellow at the Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique and a faculty
member of the Groupe Soci’et’es, Religions, La“cit’es
(CNRS/EPHE/PSL Research University, Paris).
From 2006 until 2012 she was Research Fellow at the
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle.