Download e-book for kindle: Religious Commodifications in Asia: Marketing Gods by Pattana Kitiarsa

By Pattana Kitiarsa

ISBN-10: 0415437385

ISBN-13: 9780415437387

ISBN-10: 0415514606

ISBN-13: 9780415514606

This publication addresses the turning out to be educational matters of the market-religion convergences in Asia.

Bringing jointly a bunch of best students from Asia, Europe, Australia and North the US, it discusses a number of concerns concerning spiritual commodifications and their outcomes throughout Asia’s assorted non secular traditions. protecting key concerns within the anthropology and sociology of latest Asian faith, it attracts theoretical implications for the examine of religions within the mild of the shift of non secular associations from conventional spiritual ideals to fabric prosperity. the truth that religions compete with one another in a ‘market of faiths’ is usually on the middle of the research. The contributions convey how usual humans and spiritual associations in Asia adjusted to, and negotiated with, the penetrative forces of an international industry economic climate into the region’s altering religio-cultural landscapes.

An first-class contribution to the becoming calls for of ethnographically and theoretically up to date interpretations of Asian religions, Religious Commodifications in Asia will be of curiosity to students of Asian faith and new non secular movements.

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