Crazy Clouds: Zen radicals, rebels, and reformers

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Shambhala, May 7, 1991 - Philosophy - 200 pages
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User Review  - Märt-matis Lill - Goodreads

A strong ideological perspective (that of feminism) makes it quite annoying to read about this otherwise a very fascinating subject. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Martin - Goodreads

Informative. Liked the historical perspective. I recommend some background reading before tackling "Crazy Clouds." "The Way of Zen" by Alan Watts would provide a good background/survey. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Perle Besserman is the author of several classics on meditation, the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, and women and spirituality, including "Grassroots Zen," She is a contributor to "13th Moon, Lilith," and "East West," and is the recipient of the Theodore Hoepfner Fiction Award. She is co-leader of the Princeton Area Zen Group, and is Emerita Professor at Illinois State University.

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Director of the Globalism Research Centre at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia. He is also Program Leader of "Globalization and Culture," in the Global Cities Institute at RMIT University. In addition, he is Senior Research Fellow at the Globalization Research Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an affiliated graduate faculty member with the University of Political Science at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He has delivered many lectures on globalization, ideology, and non-violence in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. Comprised of 16 books, dozens of articles and book chapters, and numerous reviews, Professor Steger's academic work has been cited widely in the pertinent literature. His book, "Globalism: The New Market Ideology" (Rowman & Littlefield 2002) won the 2003 Michael Harrington Award of the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association. He has been a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department and an advisor on a U.S. Public Television series on the rise and fall of socialism. Favorable reviews of his work have appeared in numerous academic journals including the "American Political Science Review" and "International Affairs". Professor Steger serves on several editorial boards of academic journals as well as on the advisory boards of several globalization research centers around the world. He has been a recipient of research grants from many institutions, including the "U.S. National Endowment of the Humanities". His latest book project is "The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the War on Terror" (Oxford University Press 2008).

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