Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi
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1 Histories of Religion and Mysticism
2 Cultural Colonialism, Muddled Orientalism, and the Mystic Poor
3 Mysticism, Incorporated
4 Hindu Hippies and Boulder Buddhists
6 Lost, Star Wars, and Mystical Hollywood
'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)