Avatar and Nature Spirituality (Environmental Humanities) by Bron Taylor

By Bron Taylor

Avatar and Nature Spirituality explores the cultural and spiritual value of James Cameron’s movie Avatar (2010), probably the most commercially winning films of all time. Its good fortune was once due in no small degree to the wonderful thing about the Pandoran panorama and the dramatic, heart-wrenching plight of its nature-venerating population. to a couple viewers contributors, the movie used to be inspirational, top them to specific affinity with the film’s message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality. a few have been moved to aid the efforts of indigenous peoples, who have been metaphorically and sympathetically depicted within the movie, to guard their cultures and environments. To others, the movie was once politically, ethically, or spiritually risky. certainly, the worldwide reception to the movie was once extreme, contested, and infrequently complicated.

to light up the movie and its reception, this e-book attracts on an interdisciplinary workforce of students, specialists in indigenous traditions, non secular reviews, anthropology, literature and picture, and post-colonial reports. Readers will know about the cultural and non secular tendencies that gave upward thrust to the movie and the explanations those traits are feared, resisted, and criticized, permitting them to combat with their very own perspectives concerning the movie and the talk. just like the movie itself, Avatar and Nature Spirituality presents a chance for contemplating afresh the continuing fight to figure out how we must always survive our domestic planet, and what kinds of political, fiscal, and non secular values and practices may most sensible advisor us.

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