"Du weisst, was ich meine!" : zur Konstruktion sozialer Sicherheit im Anliegenbuch

Ponisch, Gabriele: "Du weisst, was ich meine!" : zur Konstruktion sozialer Sicherheit im Anliegenbuch. In: Ritualisierung, Zeit, Kommunikation, (11). pp. 19-29. (2003)

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Abstract

‘You Know WhatIMean!” Constructing Social Security by Writing in Pilgrim-books - The article deals with various therapeutic aspects of writing down one’s requests and problems in a so called pilgrim book. With help of text passages people’s strategies and different scopes are illustrated. Simple formulas e.g. established within the religious context can help to bridge speechlessness and silence, the falling back on traditionally proven forms and behaviours may create a certain feeling of security. Certain tendencies of “using” religion become apparent: religion has to place categories at people’s disposal to compensate experiences of contingency connected with pressing problems, personal crises and social border experiences. The “benefits” of the religious system are in demand above all in the case of individual crises, where the social mechanisms of contingency absorption do not work any more or do not work enough. The article focuses also on the specific communication with God, Jesus or Mary: as they “know” what people mean, there is no risk to be misunderstood. The pilgrim book figures as mirror of longings, deficits, doubts and fantasies in recent societies.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Ritualisierung, Zeit, Kommunikation
Date: 2003
Volume: 11
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 05 8009 8
Page Range: pp. 19-29
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: német
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70235/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallási néprajz, Zarándoklat
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 29. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology > 05.04.03. Anthropology, ethnology
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology > 05.04.03. Anthropology, ethnology > 05.04.03.05. Ethnography
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 17. 11:22
Last Modified: 2020. Sep. 17. 11:22
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/70304

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