Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity

by Dr Thomas Alberts, Dr Afe Adogame, Dr Graham Harvey & others
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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Series: Vitality of Indigenous Religions

Publication Date: May 28, 2015

ISBN: 9781472439864

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Shamanism, Discourse, Modernity considers indigenous peoples’ struggles for human rights, anxieties about anthropocentric mastery of nature, neoliberal statecraft, and entrepreneurialism of the self.

The book focuses on four domains - shamanism, indigenism, environmentalism and neoliberalism - in terms of interrelated historical processes and overlapping discourses. In doing so, it engages with shamanism’s manifold meanings in a world increasingly sensitive to indigenous peoples’ practices of territoriality, increasingly concerned about humans’ integral relationship with natural environments, and increasingly encouraged and coerced to adjust self-conduct to comport with and augment government conduct.