×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion / Edition 1
     

Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion / Edition 1

by Jeremy Carrette, Richard King
 

ISBN-10: 0415302099

ISBN-13: 9780415302098

Pub. Date: 11/03/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism.

Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global

Overview

From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism.

Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how spirituality has in fact become a powerful commodity in the global marketplace - a cultural addiction that reflects orthodox politics, curbs self-expression and colonizes Eastern beliefs.
Exposing how spirituality has today come to embody the privatization of religion in the modern West, Jeremy Carrette and Richard King reveal the people and brands who profit from this corporate hijack, and explore how spirituality can be reclaimed as a means of resistance to capitalism and its deceptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415302098
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/03/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
673,812
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Spirituality and the Re-Branding of Religion Chapter 1: A Brief History of Spirituality Chapter 2: Western Psychology and the Politics of Spirituality Chapter 3: Spirituality and the Privatisation of Asian Wisdom Traditions Chapter 4: Selling the Soul: The Business of Spirituality Conclusion: Spirituality and Resistance: Challenging the Corporate Takeover.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews