In: Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 70, no. 3
Rok, strany: 2022, 369 - 391
Falun Dafa, new religious movements, conspiracy theories, cultivation, apocalypticism, COVID-19
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This paper presents a research case study that explores in depth the question of the function of conspiracy theories and their uses among a religious community during a Global Pandemic. Falun Dafa is a new religious movement that emerged in China and was banned by the Chinese Communist Party. Growing into a global community, it has nowadays followers in many countries, including Bulgaria. The movement’s complex doctrine includes visions of the impending destruction of humanity. Today, they serve as a well-prepared coping mechanism to deal with the crisis, having set their apocalyptic expectations long before the advent of COVID-19. Based on years of observation of the community in Bulgaria, I explore how the conspiracy narratives, underlying this movement, help to reassure and restore psychological balance among followers and how the conspiratorial attitudes get stabilized in such situation of Global Crisis.
Manova, A. 2022. Between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saving the World: Practices and Narratives by the Falun Dafa Community in Bulgaria. In Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 70, no.3, pp. 369-391. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SN.2022.3.30
Manova, A. (2022). Between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saving the World: Practices and Narratives by the Falun Dafa Community in Bulgaria. Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, 70(3), 369-391. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SN.2022.3.30
Vydavateľ: Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie SAV, v. v. i.
Publikované: 30. 9. 2022