This book pioneers radical new directions in human-environmental relationships. With 22 international contributors; over half of whom are either women, indigenous or from traditional cultures, this volume explores the power of indigenous and traditional peoples’ worldviews to critique and complement the approach of western style science. Organized into three sections – Head, Heart and Hand – this volume is a valuable resource for the scholar, student and practitioner.
Dr Lewis Williams, lead editor and contributor, is the Founding Director of K.I.N. (Koru International Network) HYPERLINK “http://www.kinincommon.com” kinincommon.com an emerging community of practice whose aim is to address ecological issues through the re-vitalization of indigenous worldviews in all cultures. Born in Aotearoa New Zealand, she is of Ngai Te Rangi (Maori) and Scottish origins. A previous Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Lewis was responsible for hosting and organizing an international human ecology retreat in 2008 from which the Radical Human Ecology Project emerged. Today her international work with communities focuses on intercultural and intergenerational approaches to ecological well-being through holistic education and social action research. Her scholarship and activism are motivated by the radical change in the human condition we so deeply need at this time. HYPERLINK “http://KALewisWilliams.com” http://KALewisWilliams.com