Defense of the Living Land: A Comparison of Native Religious Discourse in Amazonia and North America
Tod Swanson (Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University)
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Location: 4130 Posvar Hall
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This presentation will first lay out similarities in Amazonian and North American Indian beliefs surrounding the “living forest.” It will then contrast how the language expressing these beliefs functions legally and politically within the historically Protestant North American and Catholic Andean contexts.
Tod Swanson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University specializes in Quichua language and indigenous approaches to nature in the Andean/Amazonian region.
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260