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  • 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
  • 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: Great Britain, Scotland; Adaptation; Commodification; Consumerism; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Participant observation
  • 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; Weber, Max; Motive; Foucault, Michel; Great Britain, Scotland
  • 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: Great Britain, Scotland; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Commodification
  • 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: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • 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: Authenticity; Great Britain, Scotland; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain
  • Altruism in New Religious Movements. The Jesus Army and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in Britain.
    Inaba, Keishin (2005)
    Tokyo: Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd.

    Case study of two new religions in Great Britain, the Jesus Army and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

    Associated Search Terms: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order; Altruism; New religions; Buddhist, Great Britain; Jesus Army; Great Britain
  • Le Bouddhisme mondialisé. Une perspective sociologique sur la globalisation du religieux.
    Liogier, Raphaël (2004)
    Paris: Ellipses

    Analyzes the westernization of the Buddhist traditions, globally, with special focus on Asian nations & France, some information on North America and the U.K.. The westernized traditions legitimate political engagement at the infra- & supra-state levels. Uses a typology of Buddhism: pietist-culturalist, nationalist-moralist, elitist-culturalist, intimist-individualist, & solardist-universalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, France; Buddhist, Great Britain; Buddhist; Buddhist, China; Activism; Buddhist, Tibet; Zen; Soka Gakkai, France; Soka Gakkai; Phenomenology; Globalization; Falun Gong; Buddhist, Vietnam; Buddhist, Burma; Buddhist, Tibetan, France; Buddhist, India; Buddhist, Thailand; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Korea; Buddhist, Japan; Buddhist, U.S.A.
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