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Animism : respecting the living world

Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Harvey
ISBN: 0231137001 9780231137003 023113701X 9780231137010 1850657572 9781850657576 1850657580 9781850657583
OCLC Number: 60402159
Description: xxiv, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. From derogatory to critical term --
1. From primitives to persons --
Stahl's elements --
Hume's sentiments --
Frazer's trees --
Tylor's spirits --
Huxley's antagonism --
Marett's powers --
Freud's projections --
Durkheim's totems --
Mauss's gift --
Piaget's development --
Guthrie's anthropomorphism --
Philosophers' panpsychism --
Hallowell's other-than-human persons --
Anthropologists' revisitation --
Kohák's trees --
Goodall's chimpanzees --
Garuba's literature --
Quinn's leavers --
Environmentalists' participation --
Re-cognising animisms --
pt. II. Animist case studies --
2. Ojibwe language --
Grammar --
Stones --
Thunder --
Seasonal stories --
Ceremonies --
Tobacco greetings --
Waswagoning --
Legs and what's between them --
Living well --
3. Maori arts --
All our relations --
Evolving relationships --
Violence and passion --
Tapu and noa --
Marae-atea --
Whare nui --
Whare kai --
Ancestral cannibalism --
Animist construction --
Enacting animism --
4. Aboriginal law and land --
Dreaming and law --
Expressing the dreaming --
Subjects and objects --
Time and events --
Visiting Alice --
5. Eco-pagan activism --
Defining paganism --
Defining paganism's nature --
Eco-paganism on the road --
Paganism off the road --
Knowing nature --
Gods, fairies and hedgehogs. pt. III. Animist issues --
6. Signs of life and personhood --
Animals are people too --
Bird persons --
Fish persons --
Plant persons --
Stone persons --
The elements --
Places --
Things, artefacts, fetishes and masks --
Humans are animals too --
Animals might be human too --
7. Death --
Death happens, deliberately --
Hunting and domesticating --
Death is a transformation --
Death rituals and myths --
8. Spirits, powers, creators and souls --
Faeries and other spirits --
Ancestors --
Creators and tricksters --
Life forces --
Witchcraft substances and energies --
Souls --
Embodiment and spirituality --
9. Shamans --
Shamanic cosmologies --
States of consciousness --
Ecstasy, trance and possession --
Hallucination or vision? --
Eating 'souls' --
Killing life --
Surviving death --
Shamans as mediators and healers --
Animists' antagonists --
Cultural nature and shamans as seers --
10. Cannibalism --
Accusations of cannibalism --
Real cannibals? --
Arens' myth --
Compassionate cannibalism --
Eating enemies --
Cannibals as monsters, consumers and carers --
Animism and cannibalism --
11. Totems --
Ojibwe clans --
Updating the old totemism --
Revisiting totemism --
Revisiting other-than-humans --
12. Elders and ethics --
The good life --
Wisdom --
Initiation --
pt. IV. Animism's challenges --
13. Environmentalisms --
Modernity's environmentalism --
Depths of green --
Ecofeminist particularity --
Sitting and listening --
Places --
14. Consciousness --
Solipsism --
Consciousness matters --
Cyber-consciousness --
Knowing bodies matters --
Relational consciousness --
15. Philosophers and persons --
Personalist persons --
Phenomenological persons --
Feminist and queer persons --
Free and wilful ethical persons --
Other persons --
Quantum persons --
Post-dualist persons --
16. Conclusion --
Re-cognising modernity --
Re-cognising animism --
Depth and breadth, turtles and hedgehogs.
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