Project Details

Description

The focus of this project is on the claim that modern religious movements and communities make to an ethical space – a disciplined pursuit of virtues, rules, and habits that are distinct from the ethical issues and choices of everyday life. By studying five ethnographic situations through the same analytical lens, the project makes a contribution to the anthropology of ethics and asks what makes it possible to act ethically when former certainties, civil orders, and the law become ambiguous or break down. Its global comparative approach tracks the source of the ethical impulse to the reflection and imagination of everyday civility, with particular emphasis on the cultural and religious idioms supporting these. While not assuming that all ethics is rooted in religion, we seek to recognize ethical subjectivity in unexpected places, outside the Western domains and traditions that underpin the common paradigms for thinking about it.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/09/201931/07/2023

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • 5200 Other social sciences
  • 614 Theology

Research Output

Eight Essays on Russian Christianities

Mikeshin, I. (ed.), Jul 2020, St. Petersburg: Saint Petersburg Center for the History of Ideas. 260 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Islamic Transformations in the Periphery of Maluku, Indonesia

Kaartinen, T., 2019, In : Indonesia and the Malay World. 47, 138, p. 184-198 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities

  • 2 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

ON TIME: THE BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE FINNISH ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY (FAS 2019)

Timo Kaartinen (Speaker: Presenter)

29 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Fringe Orientalisms

Timo Kaartinen (Speaker: Presenter)

6 May 20197 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars