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African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with other World Religions

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with other World Religions

1st Edition

Ezra Chitando, Afe Adogame
November 15, 2016

The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique...

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power: Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power: Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives

1st Edition


November 11, 2016

Capturing the narratives of indigenes, this book presents a unique anthology on global Indigenous peoples' wisdoms and ways of knowing. Covering issues of religion, cultural self-determination, philosophy, spirituality, sacred sites, oppression, gender and the suppressed voices of women, the...

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

1st Edition

Lawrence W. Gross
October 19, 2016

Very few studies have examined the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from within the culture itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in relation to their efforts to maintain their culture in the present-day world. This book fills that gap. Focusing mainly on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg...

Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge: Rational Reverence

Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge: Rational Reverence

1st Edition

Catherine Laudine
September 09, 2016

Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known...

The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Reinventions and Controversies

The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Reinventions and Controversies

1st Edition

Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Alex K. Gearin
August 11, 2016

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance that has long been associated with indigenous Amazonian shamanic practices. The recent rise of the drink’s visibility in the media and popular culture, and its rapidly advancing inroads into international awareness, mean that the field of ayahuasca is quickly...

Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples

Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples

1st Edition

James L. Cox, Adam Possamai
April 25, 2016

Offering a significant contribution to the emerging field of 'Non-Religion Studies', Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples draws on Australian 2011 Census statistics to ask whether the Indigenous Australian population, like the wider Australian society, is becoming...

Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities

Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities

1st Edition

Helena Onnudottir, Adam Possamai
August 28, 2013

Exploring religious and spiritual changes which have been taking place among Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand, this book focuses on important changes in religious affiliation in census data over the last 15 years. Drawing on both local social and political debates, while...

Mobility, Markets and Indigenous Socialities: Contemporary Migration in the Peruvian Andes

Mobility, Markets and Indigenous Socialities: Contemporary Migration in the Peruvian Andes

1st Edition

Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard
November 10, 2010

Exploring how people from Andean communities seek progress and social mobility by moving to the cities, Cecilie Ødegaard demonstrates the changing significance of kinship, reciprocity and ritual in an urban context. Through a focus on people´s involvement in land occupations and local...

Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church: Visual Culture, Missionization and Appropriation

Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church: Visual Culture, Missionization and Appropriation

1st Edition

Kathleen J. Martin
February 08, 2010

Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church presents views, concepts and perspectives on the relationships among Indigenous Peoples and the Catholic Church, as well as stories, images and art as metaphors for survival in a contemporary world. Few studies present such interdisciplinary...

Native Christians: Modes and Effects of Christianity among Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Native Christians: Modes and Effects of Christianity among Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

1st Edition

Aparecida Vilaça, Robin M. Wright
February 18, 2009

Native Christians reflects on the modes and effects of Christianity among indigenous peoples of the Americas drawing on comparative analysis of ethnographic and historical cases. Christianity in this region has been part of the process of conquest and domination, through the association usually...

Mi'kmaq Landscapes: From Animism to Sacred Ecology

Mi'kmaq Landscapes: From Animism to Sacred Ecology

1st Edition

Anne-Christine Hornborg
May 28, 2008

This book seeks to explore historical changes in the lifeworld of the Mi'kmaq Indians of Eastern Canada. The Mi'kmaq culture hero Kluskap serves as a key persona in discussing issues such as traditions, changing conceptions of land, and human-environmental relations. In order not to depict Mi'kmaq...

Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being

Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being

1st Edition

Tabona Shoko
July 28, 2007

Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant to research in the study of African religions. Analysing the traditional Karanga...

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