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By Scott A. Mitchell

Buddhism in America presents the main accomplished and recent survey of the various panorama people Buddhist traditions, their heritage and improvement, and present methodological developments within the learn of Buddhism within the West, situated in the translocal move of world Buddhist culture.

Divided into 3 components (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this creation lines Buddhism's historical past 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 brief advent to Buddhism
- A old survey from the nineteenth century to the present
- assurance of latest US Buddhist groups, together with Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana

Theoretical and methodological matters 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 word list, and case reviews. The book's web site offers prompt additional assets together with web content, books and movies, prepared via bankruptcy. With person chapters which could stand all alone and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is the best source for classes on Buddhism in the US, American spiritual heritage, and advent to Buddhism.

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