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Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics

2021
Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics

Présentation de University of Alberta Press :

In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous peoples’ negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that accounts for the complexity of Indigenous peoples’ engagement with Christianity and other cosmologies, their own colonial experiences, as well as their ongoing relationships to place and kin. The contributors offer fine-grained ethnographic studies that highlight the complex and pragmatic ways in which Indigenous peoples enact their cosmologies and articulate their identity as forms of affirmation. This collection is a major contribution to the anthropology of religion, religious studies, and Indigenous studies worldwide.

Contributors: Anne-Marie Colpron, Robert R. Crépeau, Françoise Dussart, Ingrid Hall, Laurent Jérôme, Frédéric Laugrand, C. James MacKenzie, Caroline Nepton Hotte, Ksenia Pimenova, Sylvie Poirier, Kathryn Rountree, Antonella Tassinari, Petronella Vaarzon-Morel.

Publication date: December 2021
Features: 2 maps, 27 B&W photographs, references, index
Keywords: Cosmology; religion; ritual; Indigenous; settler-Indigenous; spiritual; ethnography; Americas; Australia; Malta; Russia; secular; globalization; entanglement; identity politics
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies, RELIGION / Comparative Religion, Cosmology; religion; ritual; Indigenous; settler-Indigenous; spiritual; ethnography; Americas; Australia; Malta; Russia; secular; globalization; entanglement; identity politics, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, Social and cultural anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Religion and beliefs, Comparative religion, Anthropology / Religion / Indigenous Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Sous la direction de Françoise Dussart, Sylvie Poirier

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