Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community
edited by John A. Grim
contributions by Stephanie Fried, Javier Galicia Silva, Tirso A. Gonzales, Tom Greaves, Manuka Henare, Ogbu U. Kalu, Smitu Kothari, Mary N. MacDonald, Victor D. Montejo, Simeon B. Namunu, Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, Melissa K. Nelson, Richard Nelson, Pramod Parajuli, Darrell Addison Posey, Pradip Prabhu, Leslie E. Sponsel, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Ellen Trevorrow, Tom Trevorrow, Julio Valladolid, Diane Bell, Werner Wilbert, Angel Julian Garcia Zambrano, Maria Elena Bernal-Garcia, J. Peter Brosius, Gregory Cajete Ph.D., Harvey A. Feit, Ann Fienup-Riordan and Jack D. Forbes
Harvard University Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-945454-28-1
Library of Congress Classification GN470.2.I53 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.08


A new perspective on religions and the environment emerges from this collection. The authors, a diverse group of indigenous and non-native scholars and environmental activists, address compelling and urgent questions facing indigenous communities as they struggle with threats to their own sovereignty, increased market and media globalization, and the conservation of endangered bioregions.

Drawing attention to the pressures threatening indigenous peoples and ways of life, this volume describes modes of resistance and regeneration by which communities maintain a spiritual balance with larger cosmological forces while creatively accommodating current environmental, social, economic, and political changes.

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