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Eugenia Roussou, PhD

Sociocultural Anthropologist

Senior Researcher at the Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal. 

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Roussou, Eugenia. 2021. Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion: The Evil Eye in Greece. London: Bloomsbury.

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"In this fascinating book, Eugenia Roussou captures how “energy” has become a bridge connecting traditional Greek conceptions of the evil eye with New Age spiritualities. This contribution to the anthropology of religion captures the dimensions of a Greek vernacular religiosity, still influenced by Greek Orthodox Christianity, yet spanning beyond it.” –  Charles Stewart, Professor of Anthropology, University College London, UK

“Reflecting more than a decade of anthropological work, this is a meticulously researched, eloquently written and deeply personal ethnography about the lived religion of contemporary Greece. It sheds new light into the everyday practices of Greeks and connects these practices with the broader cross-cultural currents of New Age religiosity as well as the scholarly research on the multiple meanings of spirituality in different cultures.” –  Victor Roudometof, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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