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 varied 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 movement of world Buddhist culture.

Divided into 3 components (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this creation strains Buddhism's heritage and come upon with North American tradition, charts the panorama people Buddhist groups, and engages present methodological and theoretical advancements within the field.

The quantity includes:

- a brief advent to Buddhism
- A ancient survey from the nineteenth century to the present
- insurance of up to date US Buddhist groups, together with Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana

Theoretical and methodological matters and debates lined 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, photographs and maps, a thesaurus, and case stories. The book's site presents prompt additional assets together with web pages, books and movies, equipped via bankruptcy. With person chapters which may stand all alone and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is the right source for classes on Buddhism in the US, American non secular background, and creation to Buddhism.

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