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Author Arjana, Sophia Rose, author.

Title Buying Buddha, selling Rumi : orientalism and the mystical marketplace / Sophia Rose Arjana.

Publication Info. London : Oneworld Academic, 2020.
©2020
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  759.05 ARJ    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 306 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Summary Examine the appropriation and sale of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam as 'new age' and 'spiritual' in the West and how the commodification of religion impacts people's lives.
"From jewelry to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions'especially those of the East'are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as 'new age' or 'spiritual,' they are marketed to secular Westerners as an answer to suffering in the modern world, the 'mystical' and 'exotic' East promising a path to enlightenment and inner peace.In Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi, Sophia Rose Arjana examines the appropriation and sale of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam in the West today, the role of mysticism and Orientalism in the religious marketplace, and how the commodification of religion impacts people's lives."--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index.
Subject Orientalism.
Orientalism in art.
Buddhism -- Economic aspects.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects.
Religion and culture.
Religious articles.
Marketplaces -- Religious aspects.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781786077714 paperback
178607771X paperback
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