Shamanic spiritual activism : alternative development in the Brazilian Itamboatá Valley

Fois, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6908-9726 2017, 'Shamanic spiritual activism : alternative development in the Brazilian Itamboatá Valley' , Third World Thematics: A Third World Quaterly Journal, 2 (2-3) , pp. 338-355.

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Abstract

Drawing upon critiques that claim a lack of interest in spirituality in development studies, this paper aims to show how alternative ethical forms of development can be enacted when adopting shamanic spiritual worldviews. The paper draws upon ethnographic research conducted in Terra Mirim, an intentional shamanic community, located in the Itamboatá valley, Bahia, Brazil. Drawing upon contributions from Chicano scholars, this research engages with the concept of ‘spiritual activism’ to understand how alternative ontologies of development are shaped around the idea of interconnectedness and relational consciousness.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Third World Thematics: A Third World Quaterly Journal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2380-2014
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Depositing User: F Fois
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 08:52
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 09:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51052

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