Buddhism and Postmodern Imaginings in Thailand: The Religiosity of Urban Space

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Religion - 244 pages
This work presents a rethink on the significance of Thai Buddhism in a changing post-modern urban context. Defining the cultural nature of Thai 'urbanity', James Taylor opens up new possibilities in understanding the specificities of everyday urban life as this relates to perceptions, conceptions and lived experiences of religiosity.
 

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Contents

Thailands
37
Heresy Text and Hybridization
55
Simulation and the Reproduction of Buddhaimages
71
Marginality and Difference
85
The Bizarre New World of Digital Buddhism
102
Social Body and the Save Nation Campaign
118
Kammathaan Monks Tradition and Sites of Memory
133
Sanctification of Place Power and Mobility
169
ConclusionBeginning
193
Bibliography
205
Index
231
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Dr J.L.Taylor, author of Forest Monks and the Nation-State (1993) is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia. His research and work experiences are in critical theory and practice of planned culture change and the transformation of rural society, the development discourse and anthropology, ethno-ecology, and Thai Buddhism.

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