Greg Johnson, Ph.D. (2003), University of Chicago, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado. Johnson studies indigenous traditions and law, with a focus on burial protection, repatriation, and sacred land disputes in Native American and Hawaiian contexts.
Siv Ellen Kraft, Ph.D (1999), University of Bergen, is Professor of Religious Studies at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. Kraft studies contemporary indigenous religion(s), with a particular focus on the Sami.
Gregory D. Alles, Natalie Avalos, Steve Bevis, Cato Christensen, James L. Cox, Trude Fonneland, Rosalind I. J. Hackett, Duane Jethro, Greg Johnson, Takeshi Kimura, Siv Ellen Kraft, Michael D. McNally, Arkotong Longkumer, Minna Opas, Suzanne Owen, Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme, Claire S. Scheid, Seth Schermerhorn, Bjørn Ola Tafjord, Thomas A. Tweed, David S. Walsh, John Ødemark
All interested in contemporary indigenous religions and comparative, global studies of indigeneity. The volume is relevant for research libraries, scholars and students in religious studies, indigenous studies, and cognate fields.
Table of contents
Greg Johnson and Siv Ellen Kraft
1 Towards a Typology of Academic Uses of ‘Indigenous Religion(s)’, or, Eight (or Nine) Language Games That Scholars Play with This Phrase
Bjørn Ola Tafjord
2 Religion as Peoplehood: Native American Religious Traditions and the Discourse of Indigenous Rights
Michael D. McNally
3 u.n.-Discourses on Indigenous Religion
Siv Ellen Kraft
4 Indigenous Feature Film: A Pathway for Indigenous Religion?
5 Sounds Indigenous: Negotiating Identity in an Era of World Music
Rosalind I.J. Hackett
6 Not Real Christians? On the Relation between Christianity and Indigenous Religions in Amazonia and Beyond
7 Timing Indigenous Culture and Religion: Tales of Conversion and Ecological Salvation from the Amazon
8 Materialising and Performing Hawaiian Religion(s) on Mauna Kea
9 Becoming Human: ‘Urban Indian’ Decolonisation and Regeneration in the Land of Enchantment
10 Global Indigeneity and Local Christianity: Performing O’Odham Identity in the Present
11 Spiritual, Not Religious; Dene, Not Indigenous: Tłįchǫ Dene Discourses of Religion and Indigeneity
David S. Walsh
12 Unsettled Natives in the Newfoundland Imaginary
13 The Shamanic Festival Isogaisa (NORWAY): Religious Meaning-Making in the Present
14 Are Adivasis Indigenous?
Gregory D. Alles
15 Is Hinduism the World’s Largest Indigenous Religion?
16 Literacy as Advocacy in the Donyipolo Movement of India
Claire S. Scheid
17 Ethnographies Returned: The Mobilisation of Ethnographies and the Politicisation of Indigeneity in Ifugao, the Philippines
Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme
18 The Beginning of a Long Journey: Maintaining and Reviving the Ancestral Religion among the Ainu in Japan
19 Replacing ‘Religion’ with Indigenous Spirit: Grounding Australian Indigenous Identity in Wider Worlds
20 Of Ruins and Revival: Heritage Formation and Khoisan Indigenous Identity in Post-apartheid South Africa
21 Global Intentions and Local Conflicts: The Rise and Fall of Ambuya Juliana in Zimbabwe
James L. Cox
Afterword: The Study of Religion and the Discourses of Indigeneity
Thomas A. Tweed