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The Resource Heartwood : the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, Wendy Cadge, (electronic resource)

Heartwood : the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, Wendy Cadge, (electronic resource)

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Heartwood : the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America
Title
Heartwood
Title remainder
the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Cadge
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cadge, Wendy
Dewey number
294.3/91/0973
LC call number
BQ734
LC item number
.C33 2004
Series statement
Morality and society series
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  • Theravāda Buddhism
  • Southeast Asian Americans
  • Buddhist converts
  • Buddhist centers
  • Southeast Asia
Summary expansion
Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This fascinating ethnography opens a window onto two communities of Theravada Buddhists in contemporary America: one outside Philadelphia that is composed largely of Thai immigrants and one outside Boston that consists mainly of white converts. Wendy Cadge first provides a historical overview of Theravada Buddhism and considers its specific origins here in the United States. She then brings her findings to bear on issues of personal identity, immigration, cultural assimilation, and the nature of religion in everyday life. Her work is the first systematic comparison of the ways in which immigrant and convert Buddhists understand, practice, and adapt the Buddhist tradition in America. The men and women whom Cadge meets and observes speak directly to us in this work, both in their personal testimonials and as they meditate, pray, and practice Buddhism. Creative and insightful, Heartwood will be of enormous value to sociologists of religion and anyone wishing to understand the rise of Buddhism in the Western world
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Heartwood : the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, Wendy Cadge, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-262) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000338532
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780226088990
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004000207
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000338532
Label
Heartwood : the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, Wendy Cadge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-262) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000338532
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780226088990
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004000207
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000338532

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