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

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Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 28/11/2008
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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. Changes in the centre are also reverberating in the remaining forests and the monastic tradition of forest-dwelling which has sourced most of the nation's modern saints. The text is based on ethnography taking into account the rich variety of everyday practices in a melange of the religious. In Thailand, Buddhism is so intimately interconnected with national identity and social, economic and ethno-political concerns as to be inseparable. Taylor argues here that in recent years there has been a marked reformulation of important conventional cosmologies through new and challenging Buddhist ideas and practices. These influences and changes are as much located outside as inside the Buddhist temples/monasteries.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754662471
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 16 mm

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