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Identity Politics: Southeast Europe
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Gendered ethno-religious ideologies

In the Balkans, belonging to a religion means belonging to a social group. Localized collective representations and beliefs, ritual practices, and ceremonies are considered part of the official religion – Christianity or Islam – of a given social network and are perceived as an ancestral legacy of traditions and customs. Although the individual may share grou…

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Doja, Albert, “Identity Politics: Southeast Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00350>
First published online: 2009

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