Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans. He considers the varieties of animism found in these cultures as well as their shared desire to live respectfully within larger natural communities. Drawing on his extensive casework, Harvey also considers the linguistic, performative, ecological, and activist implications of these different animisms.
Graham Harvey is lecturer in religious studies at the Open University. He is the author or editor of numerous titles, including Shamanism: A Reader and The Paganism Reader.