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5. Mastery and Modernity: Control Issues in the Disenchantment Tale


 
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1. Title Title of document 5. Mastery and Modernity: Control Issues in the Disenchantment Tale - The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Linda Annunen; Åbo Akademi University, PhD candidate;
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Peik Ingman; Åbo Akademi University ;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) mastery; trust; reliance; composition; relational dynamics; guilt; blame
 
5. Subject Subject classification Philosophy; Social Theory; Anthropology
 
6. Description Abstract The general aim of this chapter is to distinguish between two ways of aligning oneself in relation to unpredictability. One represents the (“official“) stance of disenchanted moderns (religious or not), while the other appreciates the potentially empowering effects of surrendering to enchantment without thereby necessarily denying the risks involved. We will argue the following: 1) reducing life to engaging only in predictable affairs and opting for reliance over trust is impoverishing and ignores the need to attend to concerns regarding the precariousness of individuals’ capacity to trust; 2) one can engage in enchantment without denying that it may be risky; and 3) as long as enchantment is retrospectively translated into calculation (trust is retrospectively translated into reliance), the negative effects of unpredictable relational dynamics remain seemingly the effects of “letting go” (as opposed to the more complex effects of what happened afterwards, that is, the unpredictable but productive effects of compositions). We conclude by noting that another form of mastery is conceivable. It is not a mastery of “letting go”, but a mastery of engaging well with those things one co-composes, having let go (of certainty).
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Dec-2016
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/30129
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30129
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd