What is more, the term "spirit religion" (or animism
) is not officially recognized (Steering Committee 2006, p.
Most notably, proponents of a recently refigured 'animism
' have portrayed an attribution of life to inorganic objects as characteristic of possessors of a newly defined animist 'ontology'.
Bolaji Idowu mentions the "errors of terminology" as they apply to the nature and interpretation of African traditional religion and the African experience in general; he provides a thorough analysis of such insulting epithets including "primitive," "savage," "native," "fetishism," "tribe," "paganism," "heathenism," "idolatry," and "animism
"It has a tradition of animism
, a belief that every natural thing has a soul."
Scott Riley links contemporary ecomedievalism to a fascination with animism
in texts ranging from J.
Kaj Arhem and Guido Sprenger, Animism
in Southeast Asia.
Last, this paper builds upon 'subaltern urbanism' that recognises the agency inherent in marginalised citizens and spaces, to conceptualise 'subaltern animism
' as a way of acknowledging animal spaces and citizenship in the city.
fills objects with soul; its vector of transmission is the hand, the tool.
Last year, Inuk Tanya Tagaq, a throat singer from Nunavut, won the prize for her album Animism
. The Polaris Music Prize is given to the artist who creates the best Canadian album of the year, regardless of genre, label or record sales.
James Leo Cahill's chapter is illuminating in its explanation of the counter-anthropocentric potential of anthropomorphism; May Adodol Ingawanij's piece on the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul takes the concept of anthropomorphism more literally by looking at animism
and its modern representation in his films.
The desert in this conception is a threshold zone between nomadism and sedentarism, Islam and animism
, the physical and spiritual worlds, and the opposing worldviews of north and south (Colla, "Atlas" 195).
Thailand is a deeply superstitious place where animism
and folk beliefs are deeply infused with Buddhism.
Unfortunately, it uses the outmoded term "animism
" to describe the many religions that are now commonly known as primal or traditional religions.
's title is a reflection of Tagaq's personal belief that the spiritual and physical world are one and that souls exists not only in humans, but also in some other animals, plants and geographic features.