This e-book addresses the starting to be educational matters of the market-religion convergences in Asia.
Bringing jointly a bunch of major students from Asia, Europe, Australia and North the United States, it discusses a number of matters relating to non secular commodifications and their results throughout Asia’s various spiritual traditions. protecting key concerns within the anthropology and sociology of up to date Asian faith, it attracts theoretical implications for the learn of religions within the gentle of the shift of non secular associations from conventional non secular ideals to fabric prosperity. the truth that religions compete with one another in a ‘market of faiths’ is usually on the center of the research. The contributions convey how usual humans and spiritual associations in Asia adjusted to, and negotiated with, the penetrative forces of an international marketplace economic system into the region’s altering religio-cultural landscapes.
An first-class contribution to the becoming calls for of ethnographically and theoretically up to date interpretations of Asian religions, Religious Commodifications in Asia will be of curiosity to students of Asian faith and new spiritual movements.
Read or Download Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods (Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy) PDF
Similar Ethnic Studies books
Collaboration among ethnographers and topics has lengthy been a made from the shut, intimate relationships that outline ethnographic examine. yet more and more, collaboration isn't any longer seen as in simple terms a final result of fieldwork; as an alternative collaboration now preconditions and shapes learn layout in addition to its dissemination.
For greater than two decades, John Van Maanen’s stories of the sphere has been a definitive reference and advisor for college students, students, and practitioners of ethnography and past. initially released in 1988, it used to be the single of the 1st works to aspect and seriously research a few of the kinds and narrative conventions linked to written representations of tradition.
This publication explores an important yet missed bankruptcy within the histories of nationalism, racism and technological know-how. it's the first entire research of the transnational medical group that during the 19th and early 20th centuries tried to categorise Europe's organic races. Anthropological race classifiers produced parallel geographies, histories and hierarchies of eu peoples that have been the most important to the production of nationwide identities and to the brazenly political race discourses of eugenics and well known racist ideologues.
Little become aware of has been paid to the transforming into ethnic and non secular tensions in the Serbian province of Kosovo-tensions that now pose a major hazard to the safety of the Balkans. Miranda Vickers explores the roots of this clash, and tracks the new trajectory of Serbian and Albanian kinfolk in Kosovo.
Extra resources for Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods (Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy)