Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
266
Utgivningsdatum
2018-01-22
Förlag
Routledge
Dimensioner
234 x 155 x 15 mm
Vikt
460 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781138492219
Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora (häftad)

Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

Häftad Engelska, 2018-01-22
559
Specialorder (osäker tillgång). Skickas inom 11-20 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 3 format & utgåvor
The imperialist ambitions of China - which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s - have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The book analyses the nature of the Tibetan Buddhism in the Diaspora. It examines how the re-signification of Tibetan Buddhist practices and organizational structures in the present refers back to the dismantlement of the Tibetan state headed by the Dalai Lama and the fragmentation of Tibetan Buddhist religious organizations in general. It includes extensive multi-sited fieldwork conducted in the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Asia and a detailed analysis of contemporary documents relating to the global spread of Tibetan Buddhism. The author demonstrates that there is a "de-institutionalized" and "de-territorialized" project of political power and religious organization, which, among several other consequences, engenders the gradual "autonomization" of lamas and lineages inside the religious field of Tibetan Buddhism. Thus, a spectre of these previous institutions continues to exist outside their original contexts, and they are continually activated in ever-new settings. Using a combination of two different academic traditions - namely, the Brazilian anthropological tradition and the American Buddhist studies tradition - it investigates the "process of cultural re-signification" of Tibetan Buddhism in the context of its Diaspora. Thus, it will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Asian Studies and Buddhism.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora
  2. +
  3. Poets of Protest

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Poets of Protest av Michael Rodegang Drescher (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 958 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Bloggat om Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

Övrig information

Ana Cristina Lopes is Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction Part I: Death 1. Echoes of Terror from the Top of the World 2. The Power of Compassion Part II: Bardo 3. Buddhist Encounters in the Diaspora Part III: Rebirth 4. A Confluence of Spiritual Universes 5. Etiquette, Fantastic Tales, and the Construction of Sacred Space 6. The Divine Theater of Kalachakra Part IV: Once More Death 7. Spiritual Politics Final Considerations