Animal Spirits

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Animal Spirits

1. An informal term for consumer confidence used by John Maynard Keynes. The term has made a comeback since the 2000s economic crisis renewed interest in Keynesianism.

2. A slang term for the foolishness of taking a large risk in entrepreneurship by, for example, mortgaging one's house to finance an untried business venture.
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In other words, it enacts the possibility of a sensory experience of animism.
S70-71) argues, familiarity with non-humans leads to the attribution of personhood in animism. In the Jru' case, this familiarity results from embedding non-humans into reproductive cycles.
In another variant of the new animism, Descola (2013) treats animism as one of four distinct 'ontologies', albeit one contrasting mostly with 'naturalism', the philosophical position characteristic of Western thought which the author deems culturally unusual.
(44) This same P'Bitek, whose religious commitment was probably radical agnosticism, also declares that "'Animism,' 'Fetishism' or belief in a High God are products of the Western mind.
During the last decade of the twentieth century the term animism was unexpectedly reintroduced within new overlapping theoretical models by authors working in various parts of the world (South America, India, the Circumpolar region).
It extends Ananya Roy's (2011: 224) conception of 'subaltern urbanism', a way of theorising 'subaltern spaces and subaltern classes' to--'subaltern animism'--according recognition to the rights of nonhuman animals, in this case, in urban spaces.
The signs that my Great Desert planted within me have made a poet of me, and a seeker after the truth of this world." Rather than shuttling between binaries, desert symbolism reveals a world in which the polarities of man and nature, body and spirit, linear and cyclical time, human and animal, monotheism and animism, reason and magic disappear in the context of a sacred order.
The New York Times described her work, particularly in live performance, as being "fiercely contemporary, even futuristic." One of the biggest surprises on Animism is "Fight," a poppy little number that features the song's title as a revolutionary incantation.
The papers provided valuable insights into change and continuity on diverse topics, such as the construction of ethnicity and identity, the dynamics of inter-ethnic conflicts, the significance of language in animism studies, religious practices, patterns of resource management, gender relations as well as images of the future (future-gazing) in contemporary Borneo.
Still other chapters examine avant-garde and independent productions, including Narraway's reading of the formal and production strategies deployed by experimental filmmaker Rose Lowder and May Adadol Ingawanij's in their approach to animism and Thai history in the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
He holds a degree in Ritual Anthropology and studied animism and ritual at the graduate level.
"No work has been refused," for a collection that includes a Jewish Tora from Yemen, an ancient Hindu statue, a Buddha and works evoking African Animism, the source said.