Evolving around the main essay “Sharing life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity”, all contributions to this assemblage reflect a common understanding that ecology and biodiversity needs to be reclaimed – and constantly generated – as a process of lived and living realities in a system of reciprocal relationships. Accordingly, this assemblage itself creates in its parts and as a whole an image of this interwoven system and linkages, drawing an alternative ecological and political landscape. It should be seen as a constant process and as an invitation to a dialogue about a common ecological future. This assemblage of stories, poetry, song, artwork and academic writings, speaks about alternative worldviews and traditional knowledge systems of the people of Northeast India and beyond.
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Table of contents
Ecopolis (Daniel Langthasa)
Revisiting animism: An insider’s story of the western discourse (Bhagat Oinam)
Saving jhum, the crucible of life in Northeast mountains (Linda Chhakchhuak)
The entropic forest-2020 (Sonal Jain)
Intrinsic wisdom for enduring nature (Jayanta Kumar Sarma)
Sharing Life. The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity (Andreas Weber)
- On Writing Animism: Undoing Western Logic from Within
- Mutuality and the Ecological Good
- What is Animism?
- Unbraining: Towards a Self-Decolonisation of the West
- The Rules of Aliveness
- Kinship: An Ethics of Increase
- Ecopolitics: Renouncing Immortality
- Rules for Behaving Well in the Society of Being
Naming and citation as recognition (Meghna Singh)
The power of many stories (Aküm Longchari)
Framing the indigene in a frontier in flux: Responses from Northeast India (Kaustubh Deka)
River, rituals and communities (Uttam Bathari)
Revisiting indigenous epistemologies of North East India (Ash Narain Roy)
A living hill: Reflections on animistic worldviews, stories, resistance and hope (Shrishtee Bajpai)