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Social security in religious networks. Anthropological perspectives on new risks and ambivalences


Social security in religious networks. Anthropological perspectives on new risks and ambivalences. Edited by: Thelen, T; Leutloff-Grandits, C; Peleikis, A (2009). New York: Berghahn.

Abstract

During the last decades The world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of
insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security is taking place throughout the world. One response to these developments has been increased migration, which poses further challenges to kinship-based social support systems. This innovative
volume focuses on the ambiguous role of religious networks in social security and traces theinterrelatedness of religious networks and state and family support systems. Particularly timely, it describes these challenges as well as social security arrangements in the context of globalization and migration. The wide range of case studies from various parts of the world that examine various religious groups offers an important comparative contribution to the understanding of religious networks as providers of social security.

Abstract

During the last decades The world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of
insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security is taking place throughout the world. One response to these developments has been increased migration, which poses further challenges to kinship-based social support systems. This innovative
volume focuses on the ambiguous role of religious networks in social security and traces theinterrelatedness of religious networks and state and family support systems. Particularly timely, it describes these challenges as well as social security arrangements in the context of globalization and migration. The wide range of case studies from various parts of the world that examine various religious groups offers an important comparative contribution to the understanding of religious networks as providers of social security.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
790 Sports, games & entertainment
Date:2009
Deposited On:24 Feb 2010 15:51
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 01:26
Publisher:Berghahn
Number of Pages:248
ISBN:978-1-84545-576-7
Official URL:http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=Leutloff-GranditsSocial
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