Navigation überspringen.

Nature, culture and religion at the crossroads of Asia

Lecomte-Tilouine, Marie (Hrsg.)
Nature, culture and religion at the crossroads of Asia / ed. by Marie Lecomte-Tilouine. - New Delhi : Social Science Press, 2010. - 388 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-81-87358-46-6
Rs. 750,00
US$ 29,85 (Biblia Impex)
DDC: 304.2095

Nature, Culture and Religion at the Crossroads of Asia explores how ethnic groups living in the Himalayan regions understand nature and culture. The first part addresses the opposition between nature and culture in Asia’s major religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Shamanism. The second part brings together specialists of different representative groups living in the heterogeneous Himalayan region. They examine how these indigenous groups perceive their world. This includes understanding their mythic past, in particular, the place of animals and spirits in the world of humans as they see it and the role of ritual in the everyday lives of these people. The book takes into account how these various perceptions of the Himalayan peoples are shaped by a globalized world. The volume thus provides new ways of viewing the relationship between humans and their environment. [Verlagsinformation]

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine: Introduction
   - Charles Malamoud: At the Articulation of Nature and Artifice
   - Stéphane Arguillère: Nature and Culture in Tibetan Philosophy
   - Marc Gaborieau: Allah, Saints and Men in Islam
   - Roberte N. Hamayon: Variations in Shamanist Siberia
   - Marie Lecomte-Tilouine: To be more Natural than Others
   - Ben Campbell: Subjectivity and Governance in the Himalayan Environment
   - Martin Gaenszle: Political Aspects of the Territorial Cult among the Mewahang Rai
   - Subhadra Mitra Channa: ‘Wilderness of the Civilization’
   - Claus Peter Zoller: Love and Vengeance in Indus Kohistan
   - Rachel Guidoni: Conceptions on Tibetan Relics
   - Andreas Wilkes: Plant Growth Processes and Animal Health in Northwest Yunnan
   - Pascal Bouchery: Terrace Cultivation and Mental Landscapes in Southern Yunnan
   - Chiara Letizia: The Sacred Confluence, between Nature and Culture

MARIE LECOMTE-TILOUINE is Senior Researcher in Social Anthropology at CNRS, France, and teaches at the Institut National des Langues Orientales, Paris. She has recently published Hindu Kingship, Ethnic Revival and Maoist Rebellion in Nepal (Collected Essays), Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009. Profile page.

Quellen: Social Science Press; Biblia Impex; UB Heidelberg