Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts by Scott A. Mitchell

By Scott A. Mitchell

Buddhism in America offers the main entire and recent survey of the various panorama folks Buddhist traditions, their background and improvement, and present methodological tendencies within the research of Buddhism within the West, situated in the translocal circulation of worldwide Buddhist culture.

Divided into 3 elements (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this advent lines Buddhism's heritage and come across with North American tradition, charts the panorama folks Buddhist groups, and engages present methodological and theoretical advancements within the field.

The quantity includes:

- a brief creation to Buddhism
- A old survey from the nineteenth century to the present
- assurance of latest US Buddhist groups, together with Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana

Theoretical and methodological matters and debates coated include:

- Social, political and environmental engagement
- Race, feminist, and queer theories of Buddhism
- Secular Buddhism, electronic Buddhism, and modernity
- pop culture, media, and the arts

Pedagogical instruments comprise bankruptcy summaries, dialogue questions, pictures and maps, a word list, and case reports. The book's web site presents urged extra assets together with web content, books and flicks, equipped via bankruptcy. With person chapters which could stand all alone and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is the appropriate source for classes on Buddhism in the USA, American spiritual historical past, and advent to Buddhism.

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