Secularity and Science : What Scientists around the World Really Think about Religion
Ecklund, Elaine Howard/ Johnson, David R./ Vaidyanathan, Brandon
Oxford Univ Pr
The book explores the notion of animism through the lens of four prominent figures in Japan: Minamata fisherman Ogata Masato, Minamata writer Ishimure Michiko, sociologist Tsurumi Kazuko, and animator Miyazaki Hayao. It contends that animism is at the core of the work of these people who represent contemporary Japan in the fields of citizens' movements, literature, sociology and popular culture, respectively; and that animism is the conclusion they came up with as a means to survive modernity.