Selling Spirituality (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2004-09-01
Förlag
Routledge
Medarbetare
King, Richard / Carrette, J.
Illustratör/Fotograf
black and white 1 Line drawings
Illustrationer
1 Line drawings, black and white
Dimensioner
211 x 157 x 20 mm
Vikt
368 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
44:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780415302081
Selling Spirituality (inbunden)

Selling Spirituality

The Silent Takeover of Religion

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From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism. Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs. Exposing how spirituality has today come to embody the privatization of religion in the modern West, Jeremy Carrette and Richard King reveal the people and brands who profit from this corporate hijack, and explore how spirituality can be reclaimed as a means of resistance to capitalism and its deceptions.
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'This book is a long-needed, highly insightful critique of the spiritual supermarket, site of the prostitution of spirituality for personal profit and corporate gain. Jeremy Carrette and Richard King have provided a powerful indictment of the corporate exploitation of 'the spiritual,' using advertising and the media to distort the ethical and philosophical teachings of the world religious traditions to buttress their control of the minds of the people they wish to dominate as their loyal consumers. Serious students and teachers of spiritual thought or practice are well-advised to cultivate their self-critical alertness and hone their critical insight with the help of this hard-edged and illuminating book.' - Robert Thurman, Columbia University, USA

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Jeremy Carrette teaches Religious Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is author of Foucault and Religion (Routledge, 2000) and editor of Michel Foucault and Religious Experience (2003), and has also co-edited the Routledge Centenary Edition of William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience (2002). Richard King is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is author of Orientalism and Religion (Routledge ,1999), Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu and Buddhist Thought (1999) and Early Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism (1995).

Innehållsförteckning

Acknowledgements Introduction: Spirituality and the Re-Branding of Religion Chapter 1: A Brief History of Spirituality Chapter 2: Western Psychology and the Politics of Spirituality Chapter 3: Spirituality and the Privatisation of Asian Wisdom Traditions Chapter 4: Selling the Soul: The Business of Spirituality Conclusion: Spirituality and Resistance: Challenging the Corporate Takeover.