Find us on Google+
« Return to Avatar and Nature Spirituality

Table of Contents for
Avatar and Nature Spirituality, edited by Bron Taylor

PART I BRINGING AVATAR INTO FOCUS

Prologue: Avatar as Rorschach | Bron Taylor

Introduction: The Religion and Politics of Avatar | Bron Taylor

Avatar: Ecorealism and the Blockbuster Melodrama | Stephen Rust

Outer Space Religion and the Ambiguous Nature of Avatar’s Pandora | Thore Bjørnvig

PART II POPULAR RESPONSES

Avatar Fandom, Environmentalism, and Nature Religion | Britt Istoft

Post-Pandoran Depression or Na’vi Sympathy: Avatar, Affect, and Audience Reception | Matthew Holtmeier

Transposing the Conversation into Popular Idiom: The reaction to Avatar in Hawai’i | Rachelle K. Gould, Nicole M. Ardoin, and Jennifer Kamakanipakolonahe’okekai Hashimoto

Watching Avatar from “AvaTar Sands” Land | Randolph Haluza-Delay, Michael P. Ferber, and Tim Wiebe-Neufeld

PART III CRITICAL, EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL RELFECTIONS

Becoming the “Noble Savage”: Nature Religion and the “Other” in Avatar | Chris Klassen

The Na’vi as Spiritual Hunters: A Semiotic Exploration | Pat Munday

Calling the Na’vi: Evolutionary Jungian Psychology and Nature Spirits | Bruce MacLennan

Avatar and Artemis: Indigenous Narratives as Neo-Romantic Environmental Ethics | Joy H. Greenberg

Spirituality and Resistance: Avatar Ursula Le Guin’s The Word for World Is Forest | David Landis Barnhill

I See You: Interspecies Empathy and Avatar | Lisa H. Sideris

Knowing Pandora in Sound: Acoustemology and Ecomusicological Imagination in Cameron’s Avatar | Michael B. MacDonald

Works of Doubt and Leaps of Faith: An Augustinian Challenge to Planetary Resilience | Jacob von Heland and Sverker Sörlin

Epilogue: Truth and Fiction in Avatar’s Cosmogony and Nature Religion | Bron Taylor

Afterword: Considering the Legacies of Avatar | Daniel Heath Justice

Contributors

Index