Shifts in religiosity in the face of Soviet type urbanization : the case of Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Shifts in religiosity in the face of Soviet type urbanization: the case of Lithuania
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2017, vol. 48, no. 2, p. 235-249
Keywords:
LT
20 amžius. 1940-1990; Papročiai. Apeigos / Customs. Rites.
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Religiniai/pasaulietiniai papročiai; Tarybinė Lietuva; Displacement; Religion; Religious/secular rites; Collective farms; Settlement; Soviet Lithuania.

ENThis article focuses on shifts in religious life triggered by the processes of Soviet urbanization in Lithuania, a country with a strong agricultural character. Based on an analysis of diverse sources, it explores the turning point of contemporary religious history in Lithuania during the1960s, which was connected primarily with the massive displacement of people meant to transform the traditional way of life in the Lithuanian countryside. The article argues that the main result of this displacement was not so much the collapse of religious life, as was intended by the Soviet authorities, but rather the dislocation of its center from the countryside to the cities. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/01629778.2015.1126755
ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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