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Buddhism Beyond Borders: New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Author Mitchell, Scott A. ; Quli, Natalie E.
PublisherState University of New York Press
Publisher Url
LocationNew York, NY, US [紐約, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
AbstractExplores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both theoretical discussions and case studies to highlight the tension between studies that locate Buddhist communities in regionally specific areas and those that highlight the translocal nature of an increasingly interconnected world. Whereas previous examinations of Buddhism in North America have assumed a more or less essentialized and homogeneous “American” culture, the essays in this volume offer a corrective, situating American Buddhist groups within the framework of globalized cultural flows, while exploring the effects of local forces. Contributors examine regionalism within American Buddhisms, Buddhist identity and ethnicity as academic typologies, Buddhist modernities, the secularization and hybridization of Buddhism, Buddhist fiction, and Buddhist controversies involving the Internet, among other issues.
Table of contentsTable of Contents

“Preface: Buddhism beyond Borders,” by Scott A. Mitchell and Natalie E. F. Quli

Section I. Boundaries, Borders, and Categories
“Theory and Method in the Study of Buddhism: Toward “Translocative” Analysis,” by Thomas A. Tweed
“Regionalism within North American Buddhism,” by Jeff Wilson
“Two Buddhisms, Three Buddhisms, and Racism,” by Wakoh Shannon Hickey

Section II. Crossing Borders: Transcultural and Translocative Flows
“’First White Buddhist Priestess’: A Case Study of Sunya Gladys Pratt at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple,” by Michihiro Ama
“Invoking the Dharma Protector: western Involvement in the Dorje Shugden Controversy,” by Jeannine Chandler
“Zen at a Distance: Isolation and the Development of Distant Membership,” by Helen J. Baroni

Section III. Free-Flowing Dharma Discourses
“Dharma Images and Identity in American Buddhism,” by Richard Hughes Seager
“Telling Tales Out of School: The Fiction of Buddhism,” by Kimberly Beek
“Mind Full of God: “Jewish Mindfulness” as an Offspring of Western Buddhism in America,” by Mira Niculescu

Section IV. Modernity and Modernities
“The United States of Jhāna: Varieties of Modern Buddhism in America,” by Erik Braun
”Buddhism and Multiple Modernities,” by David L. McMahan
“Buddhist Modernism as Narrative: A Comparative Study of Jodo Shinshu and Zen,” by Natalie E. F. Quli and Scott A. Mitchell

“Afterword: Buddhism beyond Borders Beyond the Rhetorics of Rupture,” by Richard K. Payne

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ISBN1438456360; 9781438456362 (Paperback)
Created date2017.04.25
Modified date2017.04.25

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