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2014 | 62 | 4 | 505 – 521
Article title

GRAVE PORTRAITSAND ANCESTRALIZATION OF THE DEAD (THE CASE OF NEW CHAPLINO)

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Abstracts
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The study examines the phenomenon of ancestralization through the grave photo portraits. The aim is to show that although photography in Russian Beringia has its origin in the Soviet practice, the locals have been able to invent their own modes of photography use and incorporate them into the set of specifically local social and religious practices, including the feeding of the spirits and the phenomenon of “return”. The study shows that while photography can preserve memory of the individual person under certain conditions, the collective memory remains heavily dependent on the traditional mechanism. Consequently, photography in Russian Beringia neither effaces, nor deeply transforms the existing practices of commemoration; nevertheless, it enables us to explore the terrains, in which the existing religious phenomena have not been studied before.
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Volume
62
Issue
4
Pages
505 – 521
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  • Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia, haliganda@gmail.com
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