Salverda, Tijo, Hollington, Andrea, Kloß, Sinah, Schneider, Nina and Tappe, Oliver (2016). Global Modernities and the (Re-)Emergence of Ghosts. Köln: Global South Studies Center Cologne.

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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, conference item or legal commentary
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kloß, Sinahs.kloss@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schneider, Ninanina.schneider@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Global South Studies Center
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-70598
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Voices from around the world
Volume: 2/2016
Date: November 2016
Publisher: Global South Studies Center Cologne
Place of Publication: Köln
Language: English
Faculty: Central Institutions / Interdisciplinary Research Centers
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Paranormal phenomena
Other and comparative religions
Customs, etiquette, folklore
The arts
Photography and photographs
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Refereed: No


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