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Healing Secular Life

Loss and Devotion in Modern Turkey


Συγγραφέας: Dole Christopher
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812244168
Σειρά βιβλίου: Contemporary Ethnography
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Healing Secular Life"

In contemporary Turkey-a democratic, secular, and predominantly Muslim nation-the religious healer is a controversial figure. Attracting widespread condemnation, religious healers are derided as exploiters of the sick and vulnerable, discredited forms of Islamic and medical authority, and superstitious relics of a pre-modern era. Yet all sorts of people, and not just the desperately ill, continue to seek them out. After years of research with healers and their patients in working-class neighborhoods of urban Turkey, anthropologist Christopher Dole concludes that the religious healer should be regarded not as an exception to Turkey's secular modern development but as one of its defining figures. Healing Secular Life demonstrates that religious healing and secularism in fact have a set of common stakes in the ordering of lives and the remaking of worlds. Linking the history of medical reforms and scientific literacy campaigns to contemporary efforts of Qur'anic healers to treat people afflicted by spirits and living saints through whom deceased political leaders speak, Healing Secular Life approaches stories of healing and being healed as settings for examining the everyday social intimacies of secular political rule. This ethnography of loss, care, and politics reveals not only that the authority of the religious healer is deeply embedded within the history of secular modern reform in Turkey but also that personal narratives of suffering and affliction are inseparable from the story of a nation seeking to recover from the violence of its own secular past.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Dole Christopher
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Contemporary Ethnography
ISBN: 9780812244168
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 10/08/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 612 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 18 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction Chapter 1. Medicine and the Will to Civilization Chapter 2. Healing Difference at the Limits of Community Chapter 3. Hagiographies of the Living: Saintly Speech and Other Wonders of Secular Life Chapter 4. The Therapeutics of Piety: Ethics, Markets, Value Chapter 5. A Malaise of Fracturing Dreams: The Care of Relations Chapter 6. Healing Secular Life: Two Regimes of Loss Conclusion: Fragment Appendix: Genres of Healing Notes Glossary References Index Acknowledgments

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