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Peoplehood and the Orthodox person: a view from central Serbia

Lackenby, Nicholas; (2023) Peoplehood and the Orthodox person: a view from central Serbia. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 10.1111/1467-9655.14058. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Practising Orthodox Christians in central Serbia live their liturgical lives within the idiom of Serbian peoplehood. This article probes the ‘people’ (narod) – perceived locally as an historically and geographically rooted ethno-moral collectivity – as a core concept of belonging which is key for understanding post-Yugoslav Orthodox life. The ‘people’ functions as a this-worldly collective identity within which my interlocutors situate themselves as Orthodox persons, and through which they approach the Divine. Threats to Serb identity serve to foreground peoplehood as the supposedly prime site for Orthodox flourishing. Moving beyond state-oriented analyses of ‘religious nationalism’, the article demonstrates not how ‘nationalism’ can be understood through ‘religion’, but how, to use Orthodox Serbs’ own terminology, faith can be understood through the prism of peoplehood.

Type: Article
Title: Peoplehood and the Orthodox person: a view from central Serbia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.14058
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.14058
Language: English
Additional information: © 2023 The Authors. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Anthropological Institute. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186936
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