By Bron Taylor

ISBN-10: 155458843X

ISBN-13: 9781554588435

Avatar and Nature Spirituality explores the cultural and spiritual value of James Cameron’s movie Avatar (2010), probably the most commercially winning movies of all time. Its good fortune used to be 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 few viewers participants, the movie was once inspirational, major them to precise 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 harmful. certainly, the worldwide reception to the movie used to be severe, contested, and infrequently complicated.

to light up the movie and its reception, this booklet attracts on an interdisciplinary staff of students, specialists in indigenous traditions, non secular reviews, anthropology, literature and picture, and post-colonial experiences. Readers will know about the cultural and non secular tendencies that gave upward push to the movie and the explanations those tendencies are feared, resisted, and criticized, permitting them to strive against with their very own perspectives in regards to the movie and the talk. just like the movie itself, Avatar and Nature Spirituality presents a chance for contemplating afresh the continued fight to figure out how we must always survive our domestic planet, and what forms of political, financial, and religious values and practices could top consultant us.

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