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The handbook of contemporary animism

Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Acumen handbooks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Handbook of Contemporary Animism brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices. The volume 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Harvey
ISBN: 9781138928978 1138928976
OCLC Number: 921268946
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Contents: We Call it Tradition / Linda Hogan --
Animism, Conservation and Immediacy / Danny Naveh and Nurit Bird-David --
Animism and a Proposal for a Post-Cartesian Anthropology / Kenneth M. Morrison --
Animism for Tylor / Robert A. Segal --
Building on Belief: Defining Animism in Tylor and Contemporary Society / Martin D. Stringer --
Beyond Nature and Culture / Philippe Descola --
The Materiality of Life: Revisiting the Anthropology of Nature in Amazonia / Laura Rival --
Metamorphosis and Identity: Chewong Animistic Ontology / Signe Howell --
The Ancestral Sensorium and the City: Reflections on Religion, Environmentalism and Citizenship in the Philippines / Paul-Francois Tremlett --
The Invisibles: Toward a Phenomenology of the Spirits / David Abram --
Death and Grief in a World of Kin / Deborah Bird Rose --
Hunting Animism: Human-Animal Transformations among the Siberian Yukaghirs / Rane Willerslev --
Ontology and Ethics in Cree Hunting: Animism / Totemism and Practical Knowledge / Colin Scott --
Moral Foundations of Tlingit Cosmology / Fritz Detwiler --
Embodied Morality and Performed Relationships / Douglas Ezzy --
The Animal Versus the Social: Rethinking Individual and Community in Western Cosmology / Priscilla Stuckey --
Being Alive to a World Without Objects / Tim Ingold --
Animate Objects: Ritual Perception and Practice among the Bambara in Mali / Tord Olsson --
Animism, Fetishism, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism / Alf Hornborg --
The New Fetishism: Western Statue Devotion and a Matter of Power / Amy Whitehead --
"The One-All": The Animist High-God / Rane Willerslev --
Shamanism and the Hunters of the Siberian Forest: Soul, Life-force, Spirit / Roberte Hamayon --
Bodies, Souls and Powerful Beings: Animism as Socio-Cosmological Principle in an Amazonian society / Isabella Lepri --
Exorcising "Spirits": Approaching "Shamans" and Rock Art Animically / Robert J. Wallis --
Whence "Spirit Possession"? Paul Christopher Johnson --
Psychedelics / Animism and Spirituality/ Andy Letcher --
Spiritual Beings: A Darwinian, Cognitive Account / Stewart Guthrie --
Sentient Matter / Max Velmans --
Towards an Animistic Science of the Earth / Stephan Harding --
Talk Amongst the Trees: Animist Plant Ontologies and Ethics / Matthew Hall --
Action in Cognitive Ethology / Marc Bekoff --
Embodied Eco-Paganism / Adrian Harris --
Researching through Porosity: An Animist Research Methodology / M.J. Barrett --
Consciousness / Wights and Ancestors / Jenny Blain --
Nature in the Active Voice / Val Plumwood --
Animist Realism in Indigenous Novels and Other Literature / Graham Harvey --
The Third Road: Faerie in Hypermodernity / Patrick Curry --
Objects of Otaku Affection: Animism, Anime Fandom, and the Gods of --
Consumerism? / Casey Brienza --
The Dance of the Return Beat: Performing the Animate Universe / Olu Taiwo --
Performance Is Currency in the Deep World's Gift Economy: An Incantatory Riff for a Global Medicine Show / Ronald Grimes.
Series Title: Acumen handbooks
Responsibility: edited by Graham Harvey.

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"The Handbook of Contemporary Animism brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices. The volume 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."--Publisher's description.

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