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Michael Sheridan

and contemporary Hindus (1966: 125). Anxieties about the polluting substances that cross the boundaries of the body reflect anxieties about the purity (and ultimately the existence) of the body politic, and find expression in ritual prohibitions

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Eric J. Cunningham

, were ritually invited down into rice paddies where they became ta no kami , and then returned again to the mountains at the end of the growing season. William Kelly (1986) describes similar beliefs regarding water among lowland farmers in the late

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Lam Yee Man

, “[p]urification, which removes dirt from the past and so makes ready for the future, is ideally suited as a ritual to mark transition” ( Parker 1983: 24 ). In the Greek religious context, the ritual of purification marks the end of contamination, an

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Susann Baez Ullberg

that the impoverished districts on the Westside and on the eastern Coastside had suffered disastrous floods every tenth year or so during the last century. Yet I was at first puzzled to find so little social life—ritual practices, material objects, and

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John Sonnett

” including “ritual consultations with the spirits by priestly diviners” (101), but such a description is not applied to ancient Greece. China was ruled by a “despotic emperor” who used “forced labor” (105), but we do not see a similar description of Rome

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People and Plants

Kay E. Lewis-Jones

the pleasure, sense of well-being, or aesthetics that they render, whether that be in our gardens, nature preserves, homes, or in ritual, art, or literature (e.g., Ellen and Komaromi 2013 ; Hartigan 2014 ; Hitchings 2003 ; Power 2005 ). Barnes

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

gardens and produce plentiful crops while unhappy plants will dry up and relocate. Canela keep plants happy through ritual songs, touch, and regular visits. Through reciprocal relations of care, Canela cultivate multispecies conviviality. The fourth

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Constanza Parra and Frank Moulaert

, world living, land) connecting human beings, nature, and deities who are considered equal beings in respectful and joyful interaction ( Gonzalez and Gonzalez 2010: 83 ). This cosmovision is manifested in traditional Atacameño rituals and in ties that

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Christian Hunold

City rehabbers invited the public to attend the release in Central Park. The young hawk flew to a tree, and immediately Pale Male landed on a branch next to him, a classic greeting ritual. The Philadelphia haggards did not get to experience being

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J. Cristobal Pizarro and Brendon M. H. Larson

manifestations, ranging from people’s identity to cultural expressions of their worldview, such as art, medicine, ritual, and weather forecasting ( Maffi 2005 ; Toledo and Barrera-Bassols 2008 ). In most cases, ethno-ecologists focus on long-term nature