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Author Taylor, Jim, 1950-

Title Buddhism and postmodern imaginings in Thailand : the religiosity of urban space / James Taylor
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2008]


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Description vi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Thai Buddhism in postmodernity -- 2. Buddhist modernities, heresy and hybridization : Thailand's Thammakaai movement -- 3. New Buddhism, copying and the art of the imagination -- 4. Buddhist cyber-worlds and changing urban space -- 5. Nation, embodiment and the charisma of a Thai saint -- 6. Kammathaan monks, tradition and sites of memory -- 7. Sanctification of place, power and mobility -- 8. Conclusion/beginning
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-229) and index
Subject Buddhism -- Social aspects -- Thailand.
Buddhism -- Thailand.
Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Sacred space -- Thailand.
Sociology, Urban -- Thailand.
Thailand -- Religious life and customs.
LC no. 2008023028
ISBN 0754662470 (hbk.)
9780754662471 (hbk.)