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Introduction: “If You Want to Have a Future You Have to Have a Good Relationship to Your Past”

Justine Buck Quijada

in Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Applying J. L. Austin’s distinction between constative and performative speech to history-making offers terminology for studying how knowledge about the past is produced and wielded in the present. ... More


Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Justine Buck Quijada

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

History in the Soviet Union was a political project. From the Soviet perspective, Buryats, an indigenous Siberian ethnic group, were a “backward” nationality that was carried along on the inexorable ... More


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