Sacred Custodians of the Earth? Women, Spirituality, and the Environment

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Contributors

Tahera Aftab is editor of the Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies and Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Karachi, where she is Professor of History. She is currently teaching in the Department of Religion at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania. Her research interest is in Islam, women and environment.

Sandra Bell is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Durham. She has worked on the development of Buddhism in Britain and America and is co-editor of The Anthropology of Friendship: Community Beyond Kinship and the forthcoming volume Celibacy, Culture and Society: The Anthropology of Celibacy.

Cecile Jackson is Dean of the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia. Her research interests centre on gender and environmental change. She has worked in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and India, and held an ESRC Global Environmental Change Fellowship for conceptual work on gender and environment in developing countries. She is joint-editor of Feminist Visions of Development: Gender Analysis and Policy.

Monica Janowski is Lecturer at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. She has published on the Kelabit of Sarawak, is currently co-editing a book on Food and Kinship in South-East Asia, and is completing an Occasional Paper: Mining the Forest: A Material Ethnography of the Kelabit of Sarawak.

Elena Kingdon has an MSc. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She is an independent researcher with experience in East Africa. Her main interests are in anthropology, religion, and conservation. Her publications include Caught Between the Two Worlds: Moral Problems Relating to Conservation in South West Uganda.

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