Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics (Oct 2021)

Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics (Oct 2021)

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Thirteen contributors examine Indigenous peoples’ negotiations with different cosmologies in today’s globalized world. 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. Contributors to this volume 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.