[Rodil’naia obriadnost’ staroobriadtsev Severo-Zapadnogo Prichernomor’ia: aktual’nye vernakuliarnye predstavleniia]
Type of publication: Research Article
Old Believers, prohibitions, prescriptions, vernacular beliefs, current practices, birth rite, pregnancy, postpartum cleansing, Moldova, Romania
The article is based on field data collected among Old Believers in the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The paper deals with current vernacular beliefs related to the preparation for childbirth, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum ritual cleansing of the new mother and child. The author analyzes how numerous prohibitions and prescriptions regulating the behavior of the participants of birth rite function in culture and interact, how traditional models of behavior influence current practices of giving birth in the communities of Old Believers.
Dushakova, N.S. 2018. Birth Rites among the Old Believers of the North-West Black Sea Region: Current Vernacular Beliefs [Rodil’naia obriadnost’ staroobriadtsev Severo-Zapadnogo Prichernomor’ia: aktual’nye vernakuliarnye predstavleniia]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 133-150. https://doi.org/10.7868/S0869541518030107
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