Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

by Arjana, Sophia Rose
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The commodification of eastern religious traditions in modern western capitalism is addressed by the author of "Pilgrimage In Islam", taking on the commercialisation of eastern cultures as mysticism evident in meditation pillows, tourist retreats and other aspects of the spiritual and new age.

Contributors

Author:
Arjana, Sophia Rose

Further information

Illustrations Note:
integrated greyscale illustrations
Table of Contents:

Introduction



1 Histories of Religion and Mysticism



2 Cultural Colonialism, Muddled Orientalism, and the Mystic Poor



3 Mysticism, Incorporated



4 Hindu Hippies and Boulder Buddhists



5 Rumimaniacs



6 Lost, Star Wars, and Mystical Hollywood



Postscript





Notes



Bibliography



Index

Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Biography Artist:
Sophia Rose Arjana is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University. Her previous books include Pilgrimage in Islam, also published by Oneworld, and Muslims in the Western Imagination, which was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year. She lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Review:

'Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi highlights the hidden costs of what would appear to be positive stereotypes about Eastern religiosity. In doing so, Arjana interrogates cultural colonialism, i.e. the borrowing of other people's cultures and religions without giving credit to actual persons and institutions... With its comprehensive theoretically informed approach and exciting case studies, I would especially recommend this book for use in undergraduate classes.'

Religion (Liz Wilson, Miami University)
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Summary:
How Eastern religions are commodified in the modern world, and why it matters

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
August 4, 2020
Package Dimensions:
0.224 x 0.106 x 0.064 m; 0.505 kg
GTIN:
09781786077714
DUIN:
E3QO8AL48SS
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