The Handbook of Contemporary Animism

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism

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Animism is an important part of many religions - from Shinto, Hinduism and Buddhism to Paganism and a range of indigenous religions - which connects the spiritual and material and holds that humans might not be unique in possessing souls or in being intentional agents. Over recent decades, research into animism has broadened its scope to consider, at one end, the vibrant roles of objects in human lives and, at the other, the possible similarities between humans and other species. qThe Handbook of Contemporary Animismq brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices. The Handbook opens with an examination of recent approaches to animism. This is followed by evaluations of ethnographic, cognitive, literary, performative, and material culture approaches as well as advances in activist and indigenous thinking about animism. qThe Handbook of Contemporary Animismq invites readers to think creatively and critically about the world around us and will be invaluable to students and scholars of Religion, Sociology and Anthropology.a€œAll Knowledge is Carnal Knowledge: A Correspondencea€. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 5: 167a€“77. Achebe, C. 1958. Things Fall Apart. ... The Dialectic of Enlightenment. New York: Continuum. Agamben, G. 2004. The Open: anbsp;...

Title:The Handbook of Contemporary Animism
Author:Graham Harvey
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-11


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