Social Science

Beyond Primitivism

by Jacob Kẹhinde Olupona
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 348 pages
ISBN 13: 9780415273206
ISBN 10: 041527320X
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Beyond Primitivism written by Jacob Kẹhinde Olupona, published by Psychology Press which was released on 2004. Download Beyond Primitivism Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. New Age merchants of Nirvana Helen McCarthy The religious systems and practices of the indigenous peoples of California have suffered numerous detrimental consequences of colonization and hegemony of Western civilization since the time ... -- What role do indigenous religions play in today's world? Beyond Primitivism is a complete appraisal of indigenous religions - faiths integrally connected to the cultures in which they originate, as distinct from global religions of conversion - as practised across America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific today. At a time when local traditions across the world are colliding with global culture, it explores the future of indigenous faiths as they encounter modernity and globalization. Beyond Primitivism argues that indigenous religions are not irrelevant in modern society, but are dynamic, progressive forces of continuing vitality and influence. Including essays on Haitian vodou, Korean shamanism and the Sri Lankan 'Wild Man', the contributors reveal the relevance of native religions to millions of believers worldwide, challenging the perception that indigenous faiths are vanishing from the face of the globe.