Download e-book for kindle: Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts by Scott A. Mitchell

By Scott A. Mitchell

Buddhism in America presents the main complete and recent survey of the various panorama people Buddhist traditions, their historical past and improvement, and present methodological developments within the research of Buddhism within the West, positioned in the translocal circulate of worldwide Buddhist culture.

Divided into 3 elements (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this creation strains Buddhism's background and stumble upon 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 ancient survey from the nineteenth century to the present
- insurance of latest US Buddhist groups, together with Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana

Theoretical and methodological concerns 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 contain bankruptcy summaries, dialogue questions, photos and maps, a word list, and case reports. The book's web site offers instructed additional assets together with web pages, books and movies, geared up by means of bankruptcy. With person chapters that could stand all alone and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is the correct source for classes on Buddhism in the USA, American non secular background, and creation to Buddhism.

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