The Politics of Religion in the Reconstruction of Identities: The Albanian Situation

Author: megi / Date: 19-02-2015 /

The Politics of Religion in the Reconstruction of Identities: The Albanian Situation
 Albert Doja, Working paper

We should understand the successive processes of conversion and re-conversion among the Albanians and other Southeast European populations in terms of the dynamics of objectification and resistance against pressures exerted by authorities holding political and religious power. The approach allows us to place the religious affiliations within the broader context of negotiations and redefinitions of social identities, leading to the transformation of Albanian identity and ethnicity, and the reconstruction of political, social, and national identity.