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The Modernization of Đạo Mẫu: The Impact of Political Ideology and Commercialism on the Worship of the Mother Goddess in Vietnam

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Title: The Modernization of Đạo Mẫu: The Impact of Political Ideology and Commercialism on the Worship of the Mother Goddess in Vietnam
Authors: Vũ, T. T. A.
LC Subject Headings: Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 15 Oct 2015
Publisher: Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Vũ, T. T. A. (2015). The Modernization of Đạo Mẫu: The Impact of Political Ideology and Commercialism on the Worship of the Mother Goddess in Vietnam. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 4(1).
Abstract: The worship of the Mother Goddess was an important part of the culture of the indigenous people of Vietnam. It originated with the worship of the spirts of nature and ancestors by the early inhabitants of the area, and it evolved to become a ceremonial ritual honoring the maternal spirit in its abstract form and connecting ordinary people to the spirit world. Observance of these rituals has persisted to the present day, and it is still an important part of the everyday life of the Vietnamese people. The worship of the Mother Goddess thus remains a cornerstone of the popular culture. This article focuses on how this traditional belief system transformed itself over time to survive political ideology and technological change, and remain an important part of the life of ordinary people in Vietnam.
Pages/Duration: 17 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/38517
ISSN: 2164-9170
Appears in Collections:JISD Volume 04, Issue 01 [Journal of Indigenous Social Development]



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