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Quantum Activism: Cultural Anthropological Approach to the Relationship Between Faith and Knowledge


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Bošnjaković, Nataša. (2017). Quantum Activism: Cultural Anthropological Approach to the Relationship Between Faith and Knowledge. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Belaj, Marijana and Vukušić, Ana-Marija].

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The paper questions the relation between the concepts life-as and subjective-life coined by Paul Heelas and Linda Woodhead argued in The Spiriual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality (2005). The dichotomy between given notions is brought into reference across the context grounded in the phenomenology of religion as an organized belief system and New Age spirituality within the frames of Western neoliberal cultural paradigm through a field research conducted on the example of dynamics between Roman Catholic community in Rovinj and a group of quantum activists in Istrian County, Croatia. Research results confirm shift in the landscape of sacred imposing controversy in the question of consciousness which ultimately confirms dichotomical discrepancy of the premises suggested by Heelas and Woodhead. Further analysis of the emerging question of consciousness is pursued through scientific argumentations encountered in Mind and Life Dialogues, reflections of M. Merleau-Ponty, Humbero Maturana, Ximena Davila and Barbara Potrata concluding the shift in the landscape of sacred, embodied in vast varieties of new age spiritualities, witnesses ruptures in Western cultural matrix and aims freedom from the rigid indiviualization processes of neoliberal capitalism.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: life as, subjective life, quantum activism
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Belaj, Marijana and Vukušić, Ana-Marija
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 11:59

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