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The Handbook of Contemporary Animism


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List of Figures Contributors Permissions / Acknowledgements General Introduction, Graham Harvey; SECTION 1: DIFFERENT ANIMISMS Sectional Introduction; 1. We Call it Tradition, Linda Hogan; 2. Animism, Conservation and Immediacy, Danny Naveh and Nurit Bird-David; 3. Animism and a Proposal for a Post-Cartesian Anthropology, Kenneth M. Morrison; 4. Animism for Tylor, Robert A. Segal; 5. Building on Belief: Defining Animism in Tylor and Contemporary Society, Martin D. Stringer; SECTION 2: DWELLING IN NATURE/CULTURE Sectional Introduction; 6. Beyond Nature and Culture, Philippe Descola; 7. The Materiality of Life: Revisiting the Anthropology of Nature in Amazonia, Laura Rival; 8. Metamorphosis and Identity: Chewong Animistic Ontology, Signe Howell; 9. The Ancestral Sensorium and the City: Reflections on Religion, Environmentalism and Citizenship in the Philippines, Paul-Francois Tremlett; 10. The Invisibles: Toward a Phenomenology of the Spirits, David Abram; SECTION 3: DWELLING IN LARGER THAN HUMAN COMMUNITIES Sectional Introduction; 11. Death and Grief in a World of Kin, Deborah Bird Rose; 12. Hunting Animism: Human-Animal Transformations among the Siberian Yukaghirs, Rane Willerslev; 13. Ontology and Ethics in Cree Hunting: Animism, Totemism and Practical Knowledge, Colin Scott; 14. Moral Foundations of Tlingit Cosmology, Fritz Detwiler; 15. Embodied Morality and Performed Relationships, Douglas Ezzy; 16. The Animal Versus the Social: Rethinking Individual and Community in Western Cosmology, Priscilla Stuckey; SECTION 4: DWELLING WITH(OUT) THINGS Sectional Introduction; 17. Being Alive to a World Without Objects, Tim Ingold; 18. Animate Objects: Ritual Perception and Practice among the Bambara in Mali, Tord Olsson; 19. Animism, Fetishism, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism, Alf Hornborg 20. The New Fetishism: Western Statue Devotion and a Matter of Power, Amy Whitehead; SECTION 5: DEALING WITH SPIRITS Sectional Introduction; 21. "The One-All": The Animist High-God, Rane Willerslev; 22. Shamanism and the Hunters of the Siberian Forest: Soul, Life-force, Spirit, Roberte Hamayon; 23. Bodies, Souls and Powerful Beings: Animism as Socio-Cosmological Principle in an Amazonian society, Isabella Lepri; 24. Exorcising "Spirits": Approaching "Shamans" and Rock Art Animically, Robert J. Wallis; 25. Whence "Spirit Possession"? Paul Christopher Johnson; 26. Psychedelics, Animism and Spirituality, Andy Letcher; 27. Spiritual Beings: A Darwinian, Cognitive Account, Stewart Guthrie; SECTION 6: CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAYS OF KNOWING Sectional Introduction; 28. Sentient Matter, Max Velmans; 29. Towards an Animistic Science of the Earth, Stephan Harding; 30. Talk Amongst the Trees: Animist Plant Ontologies and Ethics, Matthew Hall; 31. Action in Cognitive Ethology, Marc Bekoff; 32. Embodied Eco-Paganism, Adrian Harris; 33. Researching through Porosity: An Animist Research Methodology, M.J. Barrett; 34. Consciousness, Wights and Ancestors, Jenny Blain; SECTION 7: ANIMISM IN PERFORMANCE Sectional Introduction; 35. Nature in the Active Voice, Val Plumwood; 36. Animist Realism in Indigenous Novels and Other Literature, Graham Harvey; 37. The Third Road: Faerie in Hypermodernity, Patrick Curry 38. Objects of Otaku Affection: Animism, Anime Fandom, and the Gods of - Consumerism? Casey Brienza; 39. The Dance of the Return Beat: Performing the Animate Universe, Olu Taiwo; 40. Performance Is Currency in the Deep World's Gift Economy: An Incantatory Riff for a Global Medicine Show, Ronald Grimes; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Graham Harvey is Reader in Religious Studies at the Open University, UK. He is author of Animism: Respecting the Living World and editor of Religions in Focus.

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