Sacred missions and national identities: Modernist teleology and personhood in Siberian religious revivalism

Eleanor Katherine Peers

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Abstract

This article takes a revivalist shamanic festival in Siberia, the Sakha people’s Yhyakh, as a case study, using it and the discourses around it to explore the ways Soviet ideology has been assimilated into contemporary perceptions of Sakha ethnicity. I trace the continuities between Soviet-era modernist contentions about reified ethnicity and universal value, and the ideas behind popular Sakha revivalism, showing how Soviet ideologies have been assimilated into movements, practices, and categories that their authors could never have imagined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-111
Number of pages20
JournalInterstitio
Volume5
Issue number1-2(9-10)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • ethnicity
  • Shamanism
  • religious revivals
  • Russian Federation
  • Sakha (Yakutia)

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