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55 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 765 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xii, 213 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Theoretical propositions for Indic traditions and ecology-- Swadhyaya movement-- Bishnoi community-- Sacred groves of Bhils-- Modern organizations adapting to ecology-- Dharma as religious and environmental ethos-- Conclusions-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405917 20160607
In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and, exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. It includes a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405917 20160607
Green Library
xvi, 335 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • The lie of the land
  • Nankani identity and religious construction
  • Debating sustainable rural development
  • The dynamics of gender in an African society
  • Theory and method in indigenous African research : responses from the field
  • The politics of involvement
  • Mending the broken pieces.
Green Library
xv, 235 pages ; 21 cm.
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xx, 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Religion, Urbanism and Sustainable Cities in South Asia Yamini Narayanan Part I: Urban history, religion and heritage 2. Origins of Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar/Burma? An urban history of religious space, social integration and marginalisation in colonial Rangoon after 1852 Anthony Ware 3. Religious Heritage in the Old City of Kabul Stephanie Matti 4. Revisiting planning for Indian Cities: the pilgrim city of Amritsar Shikha Jain 5. Tradition versus urban public bureaucracy? Reshaping pilgrimage routes and religious heritage around contested space Vera Lazzaretti 6. Recognising the Spatial and Territorial Nature of Religious Communities in Colombo, Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin Part II: Informality, marginalisation and violent exchange 7. Religious structures on traffic lanes: Production of informality in New Delhi Surajit Chakravarty 8. Animals and urban informality in sacred spaces: Bull-calf trafficking in Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam Yamini Narayanan 9. Karachi - A Case Study in Religious and Ethnic Extremism: Implications for Urban Sustainability Claude Rakistis Part III: Reflections 10. Including Religion as well as Gender in Indian Urban Planning Policy: with reference to Lessons from the UK Clara Greed 11. Religion and Urban Policy for South Asia: Where Next? Yamini Narayanan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415745208 20160619
Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women. Religion and Urbanism contributes to an expanded understanding of 'sustainable cities' in South Asia by demonstrating the multiple, and often conflicting ways in which religion enables or challenges socially equitable and ecologically sustainable urbanisation in the region. In particular, this collection focuses on two aspects that must inform the sustainable cities discourse in South Asia: the intersections of religion and urban heritage, and religion and various aspects of informality. This book makes a much-needed contribution to the nexus between religion and urban planning for researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in Sustainable Development, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Heritage Studies and Urban and Religious Geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415745208 20160619
Green Library
xxiii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Religion, Modernity, and Ecology2. The Subjectivity of Nature3. Liquid Ecology4. The Porosity of the Body5. The Locative Imagination6. The Political Ecology of the Daoist Body7. From Modernity to Sustainability8. From Sustainability to FlourishingNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175869 20170925
How can Daoism, China's indigenous religion, give us the aesthetic, ethical, political, and spiritual tools to address the root causes of our ecological crisis and construct a sustainable future? In China's Green Religion, James Miller shows how Daoism orients individuals toward a holistic understanding of religion and nature. Explicitly connecting human flourishing to the thriving of nature, Daoism fosters a "green" subjectivity and agency that transforms what it means to live a flourishing life on earth.Through a groundbreaking reconstruction of Daoist philosophy and religion, Miller argues for four key, green insights: a vision of nature as a subjective power that informs human life; an anthropological idea of the porous body based on a sense of qi flowing through landscapes and human beings; a tradition of knowing founded on the experience of transformative power in specific landscapes and topographies; and an aesthetic and moral sensibility based on an affective sensitivity to how the world pervades the body and the body pervades the world. Environmentalists struggle to raise consciousness for their cause, Miller argues, because their activism relies on a quasi-Christian concept of "saving the earth." Instead, environmentalists should integrate nature and culture more seamlessly, cultivating through a contemporary intellectual vocabulary a compelling vision of how the earth materially and spiritually supports human flourishing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175869 20170925
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