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  • Le Bouddhisme mondialisť. Une perspective sociologique sur la globalisation du religieux.
    Liogier, RaphaŽl (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, Thailand; Buddhist, Korea; Activism; Buddhist, China; Buddhist, France; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, India; Buddhist, Tibet; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Vietnam; Buddhist, Great Britain; Phenomenology; Zen; Soka Gakkai, France; Soka Gakkai; Buddhist, Japan; Globalization; Buddhist; Buddhist, Burma; Falun Gong; Buddhist, Tibetan, France
  • Organizational Isomorphism in SGI-USA.
    Machacek, David (2000)
    In David Machacek and Bryan Wilson (eds.) Global Citizens: The Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the World. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 280-325.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Accommodation
  • Immigrant Buddhists in America.
    Machacek, David, and Kerry Mitchell (2000)
    In David Machacek and Bryan Wilson (eds.) Global Citizens: The Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the World. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 259-279.

    Based on late 1990s survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • The Dynamics of Religious Organizations. The Extravasation of the Sacred and Other Essays.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (2000)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Contains revisions of earlier essays.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Privatization; Disaffiliation; Identity; New religions; Sect; Tocqueville, Alexis de; State; Catholic, U.S.A.; Market model; Pluralism; Secularization; Politics, U.S.A.; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Soka Gakkai in America: Accommodation and Conversion.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and David W. Machacek (1999)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Accommodation; Conversion; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • The Appeal of Soka Gakkai in the United States. Emergent Transmodernism.
    Machachek, David W. (1999)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 10: 57-75.

    Reports data from an American 1997 Soka Gakkai membership survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • Supply and Demand: The Appeal of American Buddhism.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and David W. Machacek (1999)
    In Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher S. Queen (eds.), American Buddhism. Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship. Surrey, U.K.: Curzon, pp. 100-114.

    Presents findings from a 1997 survey of U.S. members of Soka Gakkai. Converts had fewer prior social ties & were more liberal on most issues than conservatives but more skeptical of science than most liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • Shakubuku. A Study of the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Movement in America, 1960-1975.
    Snow, David A. (1993)
    New York: Garland.

    Associated Search Terms: Nichiren Shoshu; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai in America. The Ethos of a New Religious Movement.
    Hurst, Jane (1992)
    New York: Garland.

    Associated Search Terms: Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Nichiren Shoshu
  • Organization, Ideology, and Mobilization: The Case of Nichiren Shoshu of America.
    Snow, David A. (1987)
    In David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond (eds.) The Future of New religious Movements. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 153-172.

    Based on 1974-75 participant observation in Los Angeles, & a review of the movement's literature.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Nichiren Shoshu; Participant observation
  • Social Networks and Social Movements: A Micro-structural Approach to Differential Recruitment.
    Snow, David A., Louis A. Zurcher, and Sheldon Ekland-Olson (1980)
    American Sociological Review 45: 787-801.

    Analyzes 1966-74 testimonies published by the Nichiren Shoshu of America, participant observation & interview data from Nichiren Shoshu of America & the Hare Kirshna, & secondary literature on a variety of movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Conversion; Network; Social movement; Nichiren Shoshu; Participant observation; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • A Dramaturgical Analysis of Movement Accommodation: Building Idiosyncrasy Credit as a Movement Mobilization Strategy.
    Snow, David A. (1979)
    Symbolic Interaction 2:2: 23-44.

    Considers the strategy of gaining acceptance as an idiosyncratic entity.

    Associated Search Terms: Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Accommodation; Dramaturgy; Social movement; Symbolic interactionism
  • Soka Gakkai in Midwestern America: A Case Study of a Transpositional Movement.
    Holtzapple, Vickie Rea (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis. [DA 38:12 A, p. 7415]

    Participant observation study in a Midwestern U.S. city, in which movement elite & local members were in conflict over recruitment practices.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • The Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Movement in America: A Sociological Examination of Its Value Orientation, Recruitment Efforts and Spread.
    Snow, David A. (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. [DA 37:8 A, p. 5374]

    Based on participant observation & content analysis of movement literature; focuses on recruitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Participant observation; Nichiren Shoshu; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • The Nichiren Shoshu in America.
    Oh, John Kie-chang (1973)
    Review of Religious Research 14:3: 169-177.

    A series of random-sample surveys of Buddhists in Los Angeles, Chicago, & New York; some relatively youthful, fairly well-educated Americans were embracing Nichiren Shoshu.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, New York, New York; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
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