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The Handbook of Contemporary Animism

Edited by: Graham Harvey

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844657117
eBook ISBN: 9781315728964
Adobe ISBN: 9781317544500

10.4324/9781315728964
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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. This handbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of Religion, Sociology and Anthropology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  We call it tradition  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Animism, conservation and immediacy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Animism and a proposal for a post-Cartesian anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Animism for Tylor Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Building on belief: defining animism in Tylor and contemporary society Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Beyond nature and culture Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The materiality of life: revisiting the anthropology of nature in Amazonia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Metamorphosis and identity: Chewong animistic ontology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The ancestral sensorium and the city: reflections on religion, environmentalism and citizenship in the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The invisibles: toward a phenomenology of the spirits Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Death and grief in a world of kin Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Hunting animism: human–animal transformations among the Siberian Yukaghirs Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Ontology and ethics in Cree hunting: animism, totemism and practical knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Moral foundations of Tlingit cosmology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Embodied morality and performed relationships Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The animal versus the social: rethinking individual and community in Western cosmology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Being alive to a world without objects Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Animate objects: ritual perception and practice among the Bambara in Mali Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Submitting to objects: animism, fetishism, and the cultural foundations of capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The new fetishism: Western statue devotion and a matter of power Download PDF
Chapter  21:  “The One-All”: the animist high god Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Shamanism and the hunters of the Siberian forest: soul, life force, spirit Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Bodies, souls and powerful beings: animism as socio-cosmological principle in an Amazonian society Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Exorcizing “spirits”: approaching “shamans” and rock art animically Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Whence “spirit possession”? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Psychedelics, animism and spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Spiritual beings: a Darwinian, cognitive account Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sentient matter Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Towards an animistic science of the Earth Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Talk among the trees: animist plant ontologies and ethics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Action in cognitive ethology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Embodied Eco-Paganism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Researching through porosity: an animist research methodology Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Consciousness, wights and ancestors Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Nature in the active voice Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Animist realism in indigenous novels and other literature Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The third road: Faërie in hypermodernity Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Objects of otaku affection: animism, anime fandom, and the gods of … consumerism? Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The Dance of the Return Beat: performing the animate universe Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Performance is currency in the deep world’s gift economy: an incantatory riff for a global medicine show Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Acknowledgements Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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