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Romanian and Hungarian Ethno-Pagan Organizations on the Net

Reconect Working Paper No. 1/2011

25 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011  

Hubbes Laszlo-Attila

Sapientia - Hungarian University of Transylvania

Rozália Klára Bakó

Sapientia - Hungarian University of Transylvania

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The comparative study of Romanian and Hungarian neopagan organizations with an ethnocentric or, “ethno-pagan,” ideology is an exploratory research aimed at mapping the similarities and the differences between these religious minorities, with a highlight on their level of institutionalization, their core values and degree of political mobilization. Zalmoxian groups and organizations promote the revival of Romanian spirituality through a process of reconnection to its ancient, supposedly Dacian and Thracian roots. By the same token, Hungarian Shamanist movements are aimed at recovering a supposedly lost spirituality, built in the deepest layers of Hungarian language and cultural practices. A web rhetoric analysis of these organizations is carried out in order to assess audience involvement, communication style and the use of multimedia tools to convey their messages.

Suggested Citation

Laszlo-Attila, Hubbes and Bakó, Rozália Klára, Romanian and Hungarian Ethno-Pagan Organizations on the Net (2011). Reconect Working Paper No. 1/2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1863263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1863263

Hubbes Laszlo-Attila (Contact Author)

Sapientia - Hungarian University of Transylvania ( email )

Piata Libertatii 1
Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita 530221
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://www.sapientia.ro/eng/

Rozália Klára Bakó

Sapientia - Hungarian University of Transylvania ( email )

Strada Matei Corvin Nr. 4
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County 400112
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://www.sapientia.ro/eng/

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