Lifelong religion as habitus : religious practice among displaced Karelian Orthodox women in Finland / by Helena Kupari
- Kupari, Helena
- Boston : Brill, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Numen book series : studies in the history of religions, 0169-8834 ; VOLUME 153
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Practice, Habitus, and Lived Religion -- Approaching Religion through Practice -- The Religious Field -- Religion as Habitus -- Practice a la Bourdieu -- A System of Socialized Senses -- Habitus and Field -- a Revisit -- Habitual Agency? -- Capturing Habitus -- 3.Studying Displaced Karelian Orthodox Women -- The Interviewees -- The Research Process -- Locating Displaced Karelian Orthodox Women in Social Space -- Religion, Gender, and Old Age in 20th and 21st Century Finland -- Orthodoxy in Finland -- Historical Developments -- Orthodox-Lutheran Marriages in Post-Second World War Finland -- 4.Everyday Religious Practice -- Religious Practice and Domestic Surroundings -- Bodies Sensitized to the Sacred -- Habitual and Intentional Practicing -- Describing "Orthodox" Practice -- 5.Childhood Religion, Minority Setting -- Childhood Religion -- "Lived" Religion -- Embodied Minority Experiences -- Orthodox Christianity versus Evangelical Lutheranism -- Childhood Religion versus Conversion -- Childhood Religion, Pluralistic Setting, and Agency -- 6.Mothers Doing Religion -- Gendered Habitus and Domestic Religion -- Navigations between Orthodoxy and Lutheranism -- Collective and Individual Practicing -- Motherhood, Ethics, and Agency -- 7.The Practice of Belief -- Prayer and Belief -- Narrating God's Guidance -- The Ethics of "Remembering God" -- Performing Life after Death -- 8.Lifelong Religion and Change -- Producing Continuums of Practice -- Living Religion, Dying Tradition? -- Religion versus the Secular World -- On the Religion of Children and Grandchildren -- A Grass-roots View on the Religious Field -- 9.Conclusions -- The Religion of Displaced Karelian Orthodox Women -- Lifelong Religious Habitus: A Sense of Religion -- Habitual Religious Agency -- Habitus and the Study of Lived Religion -- Sources.
- In this book, Helena Kupari examines the lived religion of Finnish, evacuee Karelian Orthodox women through an innovative reading and application of Pierre Bourdieu's practice theory. After the Second World War, Finland ceded most of its Karelian territories to the Soviet Union. Over 400,000 Finns, including two thirds of the Finnish Orthodox Christians, lost their homes. This book traces the ways in which the religion of Orthodox women was affected by their displacement and their experiences as members of the Orthodox minority in post-war and contemporary Finland. It contributes to theoretical discussions on lived religion by producing an account of lifelong minority religion as habitus, or an embodied and practical "sense of religion."
- 9789004326743 (electronic bk.), 900432674X (electronic bk.), 9789004321427 (hardback ; alk. paper), and 900432142X (hardback ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-193) and index.
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