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dc.contributor.authorCuthbertson, Ian Alexanderen
dc.date2016-06-13 16:27:29.814
dc.date2016-06-14 12:55:15.346
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T17:11:15Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T17:11:15Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14568
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Cultural Studies) -- Queen's University, 2016-06-14 12:55:15.346en
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I argue that dominant ways of imagining modernity constitute a modern imaginary that carries with it particular expectations concerning modern places, spaces, emotions, and affects as well as expectations concerning the place of religion and enchantment in the modern world. I argue that this modern imaginary and the expectations it entails works to conceal and trivialize supra-rational beliefs and behaviours in scholarship but also in the lives of individuals. I focus on one particular subset of the supra-rational beliefs and behaviours that modern imaginary conceals and trivializes, namely beliefs and behaviours associated with lucky and protective objects. I also focus on the ways the modern imaginary conceals the presence and prevalence of these objects and the beliefs and behaviours they entail in one particular context, namely Montréal, Québec. I argue that these supra-rational beliefs and behaviours constitute a subjunctive mode for understanding and experiencing daily life and describe how the modern imaginary works to discredit this subjunctive register. Finally, I argue that scholars must begin to recognize and examine this subjunctive mode and the playful engagement with half-belief it involves.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectdisenchantmenten
dc.subjectre-enchantmenten
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjecteveryday enchantmentsen
dc.subjectsecular magicen
dc.subjectMontréalen
dc.subjectQuébecen
dc.subjectmodernityen
dc.titleEveryday Enchantments and Secular Magic in Montréalen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.contributor.supervisorMiller, Jamesen
dc.contributor.departmentCultural Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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