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Fragile conviction : changing ideological landscapes in urban Kyrgyzstan

Author: Mathijs Pelkmans
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ethnographically rooted in the everyday life of a former mining town in southern Kyrgyzstan, Fragile Conviction shows how residents have dealt with the existential and epistemic crises that arose  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pelkmans, Mathijs, 1973-
Fragile conviction.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016038725
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mathijs Pelkmans
ISBN: 9781501705137 150170513X 9781501705144 1501705148
OCLC Number: 957077803
Description: xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ideational power in times of turmoil --
Part I: Uncertain times and Places. Shattered transition: the reordering of Kyrgyz society --
Condition of uncertainty: life in an industrial wasteland --
Part II: Dynamics of conviction. What happen to Soviet atheism? --
Walking the truth in Islam with tablighi jamaat --
Pentecostal miracle truth on the frontier --
the tenacity of spiritual healing and seeing --
Conclusion: Pulsation and the dynamics of conviction.
Responsibility: Mathijs Pelkmans.

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