The ancestral sensorium and the city: reflections on religion, environmentalism and citizenship in the Philippines

Authored by: Paul-François Tremlett

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844657117
eBook ISBN: 9781315728964
Adobe ISBN: 9781317544500

10.4324/9781315728964.ch9

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

This chapter is based on fieldwork conducted in the Philippines in the summer of 2010 around the problematic of religion, environmentalism and citizenship. The immediate background to the research included the BP oil spill in the US, mudslides in China, floods in Pakistan and a heat wave in Russia that destroyed a significant portion of the wheat harvest. During the period I was conducting the research, Filipino newspapers – like British newspapers – ran a number of stories that questioned whether these phenomena were interrelated, and the role of human beings in causing or contributing to – or not – these events. 1 Moreover, during the period of my research a number of stories appeared in the Filipino press relating to more properly local environmental issues such as opposition to mining and alleged desecration of ancestral burial grounds by cement companies. 2

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.