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

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

by James Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754662470

ISBN-13: 9780754662471

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book presents a rethink on the significance of Thai Buddhism in an increasingly complex and changing post-modern urban context, especially following the financial crisis of 1997. Defining the cultural nature of Thai 'urbanity', the implications for local/global flows, interactions and emergent social formations, James Taylor opens up new possibilities in…  See more details below

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This book presents a rethink on the significance of Thai Buddhism in an increasingly complex and changing post-modern urban context, especially following the financial crisis of 1997. Defining the cultural nature of Thai 'urbanity', the implications for local/global flows, interactions and emergent social formations, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754662471
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Thai Buddhism in postmodernity 1

2 Buddhist modernities, heresy and hybridization : Thailand's Thammakaai movement 37

3 New Buddhism, copying and the art of the imagination 65

4 Buddhist cyber-worlds and changing urban space 89

5 Nation, embodiment and the charisma of a Thai saint 109

6 Kammathaan monks, tradition and sites of memory 133

7 Sanctification of place, power and mobility 169

8 Conclusion/beginning 193

Bibliography 205

Index 231

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