BLOGA AKIS: TRADICIJOS RAIŠKA MODERNAUS ŽMOGAUS GYVENIME

Monika Balikienė

Abstract


Purpose of the article: on the grounds of field research findings, to demonstrate how Evil Eye is represented in modern Lithuania, stressing the inadequacy of regarding Evil Eye as a relic of the past, an obsolete prejudice or a shameful mark of backwardness which is typical of elderly uneducated people. The article draws on field data collected by the author and her assistants in 2000–2012. Conclusion: Evil Eye’s peculiar relation both to tradition and modernity accounts for the vitality of this pervasive and persistent cultural element in modern contemporary society.  KEY WORDS: evil eye, tradition, modernity, youth, Lithuania.

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