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Author Kupari, Helena, author

Title Lifelong religion as habitus : religious practice among displaced Karelian Orthodox women in Finland / by Helena Kupari
Published Boston : Brill, 2016
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Series Numen book series : studies in the history of religions, 0169-8834 ; VOLUME 153
Studies in the history of religions ; v. 153.
Contents Preliminary Material -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Practice, Habitus, and Lived Religion -- 3 Studying Displaced Karelian Orthodox Women -- 4 Everyday Religious Practice -- 5 Childhood Religion, Minority Setting -- 6 Mothers Doing Religion -- 7 The Practice of Belief -- 8 Lifelong Religion and Change -- 9 Conclusions -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-193) and index
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Finland
Orthodox Eastern Church.
Women in the Orthodox Eastern Church -- Finland
Christian women -- Spiritual life
Karelians -- Finland
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- General.
Women in the Orthodox Eastern Church.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004326743