Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology

Dealing with Disasters

Perspectives from Eco-Cosmologies

Editors: Riboli, D., Stewart, P.J., Strathern, A.J., Torri, D. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a comparable set of disasters and disaster responses from a range of geographic areas
  • Carries lessons about the importance of efforts to remake the cosmos in holistic, ecological ways and the role of ritualized practice
  • Examines indigenous practice and knowledge, with special reference to ritual as a mode of seeking stabilization, renewal, and the continuity of life processes 
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Providing a fresh look at some of the pressing issues of our world today, this collection focuses on experiential and ritualized coping practices in response to a multitude of environmental challenges—cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, warfare and displacements of peoples and environmental resource exploitation. Eco-cosmological practices conducted by skilled healing practitioners utilize knowledge embedded in the cosmological grounding of place and experiences of place and the landscapes in which such experience is encapsulated.  A range of geographic case studies are presented in this volume, exploring Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and South America. With special reference throughout to ritual as a mode of seeking the stabilization, renewal, and continuity of life processes, this volume will be of particular interest to readers working in shamanic and healing practices, environmental concerns surrounding sustainability and conservation, ethnomedical systems, and religious and ritual studies.

About the authors

Diana Riboli is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. She is the co-editor, with Davide Torri, of Shamanism and Violence (2013).

Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) is Senior Research Associate in Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. With Andrew J. Strathern, she co-edits the Journal of Ritual Studies and five book series.

Andrew J. Strathern is Andrew Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. With Pamela J. Stewart, he co-edits the Journal of Ritual Studies and five book series.

Davide Torri is Senior Researcher at the department of History, Anthropology, Religions and Performing Arts, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He is the author of Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal (2020).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Riboli, Diana (et al.)

  • “The War Has Just Begun.” Nature’s Fury Against Neocolonial “Spirit/s”: Shamanic Perceptions of Natural Disasters in Comparative Perspective

    Pages 19-42

    Riboli, Diana

  • The Spirits of Extractivism: Non-Human Meddling, Shamanic Diplomacy, and Cosmo-Political Strategy Among the Urarina (Peruvian Amazon)

    Pages 43-74

    Fabiano, Emanuele

  • Batek Cosmopolitics in the Early Twenty-First Century

    Pages 75-99

    Tacey, Ivan

  • Jinn Pinn Dance in the Floods: Perceptions of Flood Disasters Among the Kalasha of Pakistan

    Pages 101-127

    Kalash, Taj Khan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dealing with Disasters
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Eco-Cosmologies
Editors
  • Diana Riboli
  • Pamela J. Stewart
  • Andrew J. Strathern
  • Davide Torri
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56104-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56104-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56103-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 262
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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