Atheist Secularism and its Discontents

A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia

  • Tam T. T. Ngo
  • Justine B. Quijada

Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents

    1. Tam T. T. Ngo, Justine B. Quijada
      Pages 1-26
  3. Genealogies

  4. Creative Destruction

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 256-293

About this book


Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents takes a comparative approach to understanding religion under communism, arguing that communism was integral to the global experience of secularism. Bringing together leading researchers whose work spans the Eurasian continent, it shows that appropriating religion was central to Communist political practices.


Religion Social Sciences Anthropology Secularism Soviet Post-Soviet Asia Russia Poland Vietnam China Laos Kyrgystan Korea political imaginaries religious practice anthropology communism Figuration god organization religion religiosity socialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Tam T. T. Ngo
    • 1
  • Justine B. Quijada
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic DiversityGermany
  2. 2.Wesleyan UniversityUSA

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