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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)|
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements 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.
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Contrived and superficial.