2. What makes a religion an "Indigenous religion"?
Graham Harvey [+]
Graham Harvey is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the Open University, UK. His research is concerned with the performance and rhetoric of identities among Jews, Pagans and indigenous peoples. He is particularly interested in the 'new animism', embracing relational and material approaches to interactions between humans and the larger than human world. His recent publications include The Handbook of Contemporary Animism(2013) and Food, Sex and Strangers: Understanding Religion as Everyday Life (2013).
Bringing two excitingly rich words together should help us to understand more about religion and more about Indigeneity. More information becomes available for discussion and new light is cast on important debates.