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

By Galina Lindquist

Notions of magic and therapeutic were altering over previous years and are actually understood as reflecting neighborhood principles of strength and company, in addition to buildings of self, subjectivity and have an effect on. This examine makes a speciality of modern city Russia and, via exploring social stipulations, conveys the event of dwelling that makes magic logical. via following people's personal interpretations of the paintings of magic, the writer succeeds in unraveling the good judgment of neighborhood perform and native figuring out of illness, everyday to diagnose the stories of sickness and misfortune.

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