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  • Understanding Young Buddhists. Living Out Ethical Journesys.
    Yip, Andrew K.T., and Sarah-Jane Page (2017)
    Leiden: Brill

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Great Britain; Great Britain; Young adults
  • Progressive ctivism among Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims in the U.S.
    Yukich, Grace (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 225-245.

    Explores factors that inhibit sociologists from studying religious activism by Buddhists, Hindus, & Muslims in the U.S. Uses interviews with activists in the 3 traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Sociology of religion; Hindu, U.S.A.
  • Religion, religiosity, and happiness.
    Sander, William (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 251-262.

    Analyzes 1998-2012 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; compares happiness of religious tradition categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Happiness; Islam, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Cosmopolitan Dharma. Race, Sexuality, and Gender in British Buddhism.
    Smith, Sharon E., Sally R. Munt, and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (2016)
    Leiden: Brill

    Study of ethnic minority adherents of western Buddhism in Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Great Britain; Great Britain; Minority
  • Understanding Young Buddhists.
    Page, Sarah-Jane, and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (2016)
    Leiden: Brill

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Young adults; Youth; Buddhist, Great Britain
  • Recycling Bodhisattva: The Tzu-Chi movement's response to global climate change.
    Lee, Chengpang, and Ling Han (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3: 311-325.

    Analyzed he Buddhist periodical, Tzu-Chi Monthly (ciji yuekan); climate change discourse emerged as a response to natural disasters, particularly typhoons. Tzu-Chi is the largest Buddhist association in Taiwan.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Buddhist, Tzu Chi; Content analysis
  • Right business, right consumption: Controlling commodification and guiding consumption in a Tibetan Buddhist organization in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 598-614.

    Based on 2004 & 2009 participant observation & interviews in several sites in Scotland. The Tibetan Buddhist organization, Rokpa International, managed its adaptation to consumer culture in Scotland by controlling commodification and guiding consumption by practitioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Commodification; Participant observation; Consumerism; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Adaptation; Great Britain, Scotland
  • Creating a Buddhist Community: A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Bao, Jiemin (2015)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Thai Americans; Participant observation; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Die zweite Generation der Tibeter in der Schweiz: Identitätsaushandlungen und Formen buddhistischer Religiosität.
    Schlieter, Jens, Marietta Kind, and Tina Laurer (2014)
    Zurich: Seismo.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Tibetan, Switzerland; Tibetan Swiss; Identity; Generations
  • Conversión e identidad en el budismo zen argentno. Un enfoque etnográfico.
    Carini, Catón (2014)
    Revista cultura y religión 8:2: 247-264.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Argentina; Conversion; Identity; Argentina; Zen, Argentina
  • Popular Buddhists: The Relationship between Popular Religious Involvement and Buddhist Identity in Contemporary China.
    Leamaster, Reid J., and Anning Hu (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 234-259.

    Analyzes data from the 2007 Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents. Buddhist identification predicts popular religious belief and practice, as does seeing inequality as a problem. Education was not related.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Urban/rural; Syncretism; Education; Buddhist, China; Ancestor; Popular religion
  • The unobtrusive tactics of religious movements.
    Kucinskas, Jaime (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:4: 537-550.

    Provides examples of non-confrontational social movements pursuing religious change.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist; Catholic; Change; Social movement; Comunione e Liberazione; SHAS; Muslim Brotherhood; Feminism
  • Using Weber and Foucault to understand the evolution of motives in a Tibetan Buddhist organisation in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2014)
    Culture and Religion 15:1: 100-117.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Foucault, Michel; Great Britain, Scotland; Motive; Weber, Max
  • "Find your inner God and breathe": Buddhism, pop culture, and contemporary metamorphoses in American Judaism.
    Niculescu, Mira (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 91-108.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Syncretism; Jewish; Buddhist
  • Death at Diamond Mountain. Research Dilemma When a New Religious Movement Becomes a Cult.
    Immergut, Matthew (2013)
    Nova religio 17:1:24-37.

    Focuses on the researcher's task of trust-building with informants after a Buddhist community had been sensationalized by the media.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Buddhist, Tantric, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Tibetan, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona, Diamond Mountain; New religions; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Buddha for sale! The commoditisation of Tibetan Buddhism in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 159-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Commodification; Great Britain, Scotland; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Great Britain; Focus group; Volunteering; Social capital; Buddhist, Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Great Britain, Manchester; Belonging, sense of; Civic engagement; Moral; Comparative
  • A Research Note on English-speaking Buddhists in the United States.
    Leamaster, Reid J. (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 143-155.

    Analyzes 2008 U.S. telephone survey data, with an over-sampling of Buddhists. Examines usefulness of typologies & provides basic demographics.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Typology; Convert
  • Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South.
    Wilson, Jeff (2012)
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    Ethnography of a Buddhist Sangha in Richmond, Virginia, that includes 5 distinct groups: Pure Land, Zen, Vipassana, Tibetan, & Meditative Inquiry.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia, Richmond; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • The neo-Buddhist White Lotus Movement in search for legitimacy.
    Glodenis, Donatas (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 189-204.

    Based on 2002-03 & '09 fieldwork. The neo-buddhist group is also known as the Kung fu School Sha Phoot Phan & as the Community Confessing the Teachings of Buddha. When its innovative content became known, especially to loose affiliates interested mainly in martial arts, it went into decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Lithuania; Martial arts; White Lotus Movement; Buddhist, neo
  • Buddhism in the reform era: A secularized revival?
    Ji, Zhe (2011)
    In Adam Yuet chau (ed.) Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation. London: Routledge, pp. 32-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China
  • The Chinese Buddhist Ecology in Post-Mao China: Contours, Types and Dynamics.
    Sun, Yanfei (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 498-510.

    Describes governmentally recognized Buddhist temple organizations, established but non-recognized Buddhist groups, and underground syncretistic Buddhist groups in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China; Syncretism
  • Thailand's Sufficiency Economy: Origins and Comparisons with Other Systems of Religious Economics.
    Noy, Darren (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 593-610.

    Examines the "sufficiency economy" model based on the Buddhist sayings of the Thai monarch, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Thailand; Economic; Thailand
  • Contemporary Han Chinese Involvement in Tibetan Buddhism: A Case Study from Nanjing.
    Jones, Alison Denton (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 540-553.

    Based on 2007-08 field work in Nanjing. A general eclecticism allows Tibetan Buddhism room among Han Chinese.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Nanjing; Buddhist, China; Eclecticism; Buddhist, Tibetan, China; Urban
  • Buddhist revival under state watch.
    Laliberé, André (2011)
    Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 40:2: 107-134.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Buddhist, China; China; Revival
  • Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation.
    Cheah, Joseph (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Toward a theory of cultural appropriation: Buddhism, the Vietnam War, and the field of U.S. poetry.
    Büyükokutan, Baris (2011)
    American Sociological Review 76:4: 620-639.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Appropriator; Poetry; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Religion, jeunesse et modernité: Le camp d'été nouvelle pratique rituelle du bouddhisme chinois.
    Ji, Zhe (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 525-539.

    Observations on a Buddhist youth summer camp.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth ministry; Youth; China; Buddhist, China
  • The Religious Awakening in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Eric Y. Liu (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 282-289.

    2001 & '07 surveys show some increase in Christian & Buddhist adherence in China, especially among non-Communists who have some level of prosperity.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, China; China; Politics, China; Stratification; Buddhist, China
  • In the footsteps of the tourists: Buddhist revival at museum/temple sites in Beijing.
    Fisher, Gareth (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 511-524.

    Based on participation at 2 Beijing museum/temples. Lay Buddhists are challenging the "museumification" of Buddhist temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China, Beijing; Temple; State; Revival; Participant observation
  • Keeping it real!: Constructing and maintaining traditional authenticity in a Tibetan Buddhist organisation in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2011)
    Sociological Research Online 3:16.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Authenticity; Great Britain, Scotland
  • Religion and Educational Ideals in Contemporary Taiwan.
    Zhai, Jiexia Elisa, and Robert D. Woodberry (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:2: 307-327.

    Analyzes 1990-2005 Taiwan Social Change Survey data; Protestants advocate having the highest standard of education, non-religious next, Daoists & Buddhists next, & members of Yi-Guan-Dao (a new religion) & Catholics last.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Taiwan; Education; Buddhist, Taiwan; Daoist, Taiwan; Denomination (organizational entity); Yiguan Dao, Taiwan; Taiwan; Protestant, Taiwan
  • A Modern Religion? The State, the People, and the Remaking of Buddhism in Urban China Today.
    Denton Jones, Alison (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China
  • A Modern Religion? The State, the People, and the Remaking of Buddhism in Urban China Today.
    Jones, Alison Denton (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China
  • Le développement du bouddhisme en contexte italien. Aspects de la modernisation et du pluralisme religieux en Italie.
    Mathé, Thierry (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 521-536.

    Descriptive history and research proposal.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Italy; Italy; Pluralism
  • Buddha-Dhamma in Israel. Explicit Non-Religious and Implicit Non-Secular Localization of Religion.
    Loss, Joseph (2010)
    Nova Religio 13:4: 84-105.

    Buddha-Dhamma presents itself as non-religious in Israel, recruiting mostly secular Jews; but it adopts some Jewish religious symbols to be non-secular.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddha-Dhamma; Buddhist, Israel; Israel
  • Entre désécularisation et resacralisation: Bouddhistes laïcs, temples et organisations philanthropiques en Chine.
    Laliberté, André (2009)
    Social Compass 56:3: 345-361.

    Describes Buddhist philanthropic organizations in contemporary China.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Buddhist, China; Philanthropy
  • The Uses of Max Weber. Legitimation and Amnesia in Buddhology, South Asian History, and Anthropological Practice Theory.
    Gellner, David N. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 48-62.

    Clarifies Weber's work on Hindu religion, noting inaccuracies in the translation of The Religion of India.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Buddhist; Weber, Max
  • Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka.
    Grant, Patrick (2009)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Ethnic; Conflict; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Charisma and Compassion: Cheng Yen and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Movement.
    Huang, C. Julia (2009)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Tzu Chi; Participant observation; Charisma
  • Religious Affiliation in Contemporary Japan: Untangling the Enigma.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 298-320.

    Based on a representative sample survey; deprivation is related to affiliation with new religions, socialization with Buddhism, the new religions, & Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Japan; Membership; New religions; Socialization; Christian, Japan; Buddhist, Japan
  • A comparison of Korean Protestant, Catholic, and Buddhist religious institutions.
    Min, Pyong Gap (2009)
    Studies of Koreans Abroad 20: 182-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Korean Americans; Migrant; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Afterword: Modernization, Globalization, and Buddhism.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 225-241.

    Clarifies variously worded changes in Buddhism, largely in terms of modernization and globalization.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Buddhist; Globalization
  • The spiritual land rush: Merit and morality in the new Chinese Buddhist temple construction.
    Fisher, Gareth (2008)
    Journal of Asian Studies 67: 143-170.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; Temple; China
  • Expectation, Affection and Responsibility. The Charismatic Journey of a New Buddhist Group in Taiwan.
    Ji, Zhe (2008)
    Nova Religio 12:2: 48-68.

    Focuses on construction of the charisma of Li Yuansong, leader of the Modern Chan Society.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Modern Chan Society; Taiwan; Buddhist, Taiwan; Case study; Charisma
  • Gendered Charisma in the Buddhist Tzu Chi (Ciji) Movement.
    Huang, C. Julia (2008)
    Nova Religio 12:2: 29-47.

    Field study of a largely female lay Buddhist movement under a female monastic leadership.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; Women; Gender; Buddhist, Tzu Chi; Charisma; Monasticism; Buddhist, Taiwan
  • The Emergence of a New Buddhism: Continuity and Change.
    Coleman, James William (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Boston, pp. 185-201.

    Reports general changes in western Bddhism & some findings from a survey at various U.S. temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Adaptation
  • “The last missionary to leave the temple should turn off the light": Sociological remarks on the decline of Japanese "immigrant" Buddhism in Brazil.
    Usarski, Frank (2008)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 35:1: 39-59.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Buddhist, Brazil; Japanese Brazilians; Migrant
  • The Buddhist Mission of North America 1898-1942: Religion and its Social Functions in an Ethnic Community.
    Nishimura, Arthur (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 87-105.

    Relates historical conditions & features of the Buddhism of Japanese Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Japanese Americans; Jodo Shinshu, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Buddhist Mission of North America
  • Temple and Society in the New World: Theravada Buddhism and Social Order in North America.
    Bankston, Carl L. III, and Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 51-85.


    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; Buddhist, Theravada; Cambodian Americans; Migrant; Thai Americans; Laotian Americans
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