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By Scott A. Mitchell

Buddhism in America offers the main complete and recent survey of the various panorama folks Buddhist traditions, their heritage and improvement, and present methodological traits within the examine of Buddhism within the West, situated in the translocal movement of worldwide Buddhist culture.

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

The quantity includes:

- a quick creation to Buddhism
- A old 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 concerns 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 comprise bankruptcy summaries, dialogue questions, pictures and maps, a thesaurus, and case stories. The book's web site offers urged extra assets together with web pages, books and flicks, equipped through bankruptcy. With person chapters which could stand on their lonesome and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is definitely the right source for classes on Buddhism in the United States, American non secular background, and creation to Buddhism.

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