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Global Modernities and the (Re-)Emergence of Ghosts

Salverda, Tijo and Hollington, Andrea and Kloß, Sinah and Schneider, Nina and Tappe, Oliver (2016) Global Modernities and the (Re-)Emergence of Ghosts. Voices from around the world . Global South Studies Center.

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    Are ghosts modern? It seems that modernization and spirituality do not contradict each other in most parts of the world. Animist beliefs and ghost rituals often form part of people’s everyday lives vis-à-vis a globalized economy. For them, the unpredictable forces of ‘the market’ correspond with the elusive world of spectral entities. Facing economic risk, flexibility, and precarity, people address the ghosts for protection and luck. This issue of “Voices” will explore the interplay of economic and ritual practice, of everyday uncertainties and ghostly agency, of emerging modernities and (re-)emerging spiritualities.

    Item Type: Book
    Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nl
    Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.de
    Kloß, Sinahs.kloss@uni-koeln.de
    Schneider, Ninanina.schneider@uni-koeln.de
    Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.de
    Corporate Creators: Global South Studies Center
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-70598
    Series Name: Voices from around the world
    Publisher: Global South Studies Center
    Subjects: Generalities, Science
    Paranormal phenomena
    Other and comparative religions
    Customs, etiquette, folklore
    The arts
    Photography and photographs
    Faculty: Fakultätsunabhängige Einrichtungen
    Divisions: Fakultätsunabhängige Einrichtungen > Global South Studies Center Cologne
    Language: English
    Date: November 2016
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 16:16:58
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7059

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