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  • Sri Lanka's Informal Religious Economy: Evangelical Competitiveness and Buddhist Hegemony in Perspective.
    Woods, Orlando (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 203-219.

    Based on 2010-11 interviews in Sri Lanka; develops a model of "relational competitiveness," wherein Christian Evangelicals recruit members in an "informal economy," i.e. one that leaves no public trace. The model is proposed for unofficial near-monopoly situations.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Market model; Sri Lanka; Evangelical, Sri Lanka; Competition; Secrecy; Regulation
  • Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. National Case Studies.
    Bouma, Gary D., Rod Ling, and Douglas Pratt (2010)
    Dordrecht: Springer.

    Provides reports on the separate nations.

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; Palau; Minority; Brunei Darussalam; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Thailand; Northern Marianas; State; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Timor Leste; Tonga (island nation); Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Nauru; New Caledonia; Competition; Ecumenism; Fiji; French Polynesia; Indonesia; Women; Malaysia; Australia; Papua-New Guinea; Philippines; Pluralism; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Japan
  • Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka.
    Grant, Patrick (2009)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Conflict; Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhism, Ethnicity, and Identity.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (2006)
    In Mahinda Deegalle (ed.) Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka. London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Ethnic; Identity, national; Sri Lanka
  • 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.
  • The Work of Kings: The New Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
    Seneviratne, H.L. (1999)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka
  • Women under the Bo Tree. Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka.
    Bartholomeusz, Tessa (1994)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Nun; Sri Lanka
  • Conflits Sociaux et Bouddhisme à Sri Lanka.
    Mahasinghe, Gananath (1992)
    In François Houtart et al., Ruptures sociales et religion. L'Éthique religieuse des rapports sociaux dans les sociétés du sud et en Europe. Paris: L'Harmattan; Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre Tricontinental, pp. 155-161.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Power and Religiosity in a Post-Colonial Setting: Shinhala Catholics in Contemporary Sri Lanka.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1992)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Power; Catholic, Sri Lanka
  • The Spirit of Religion and the Secular Interest: Sri Lankan Buddhism and Max Weber's Thesis Today.
    Hewa, Soma (1992)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, pp. 61-73.

    Notes that most Asians, as the Sri Lankan Buddhists, dissociate economic activity from their other-worldly traditions, but nevertheless pursue it.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Economic; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Weber, Max
  • Place and Person in Sinhala Catholic Pilgrimage.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1991)
    In John Eade and Michael J. Sallnow (eds.) Contesting the Sacred. The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage. London: Rouledge, pp. 122-136.

    Sees a shift in pilgrimage sites from holy places to places associated with holy persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Sri Lanka; Pilgrimage; Sri Lanka
  • Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka.
    Gombrich, Richard F., and Gananath Obeyesekere (1988)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Change
  • Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Sri Lanka: Letters to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
    DeVallée, Thérèse (1986)
    Social Compass 33:1: 65-74.

    Devotees, writing letters to a shrine in Colombo, were urban middle class people in a society characterized by the transition to the capitalist mode of production.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Sri Lanka; Catholic, Sri Lanka; Marian
  • The Cult of Huniyan: A New Religious Movement in Sri Lanka.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1986)
    In James A. Beckford (ed.) New Religious Movements and Rapid Social Change. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 197-219.

    Account of developments in Colombo in the 1960s.

    Associated Search Terms: Huniyan; New religions; Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • A Critique of Religion and Power in the Sociological Sciences.
    Seneviratne, H.L. (1985)
    Social Compass 32:1: 31-44.

    In premodern Sri Lanka, it makes no sense to say religion can be consciously used to legitimate power; in modern Sri Lanka, it can occur.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Politics, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka
  • The Cult of the Goddess Pattini.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1984)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Pattini
  • Continuity of Civil Religion in Sri Lanka.
    Seneviratne, Heraliwala L. (1984)
    Religion 14:1: 1-14.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Sri Lanka
  • The Shrine of St. Sebastian at Mirisgama.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1981)
    Man 16: 183-200.

    Associated Search Terms: Shrine; Catholic, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka, Western Province, Mirisgama
  • A Catholic Shrine in its Social Context.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1979)
    Sri Lanka Journal of Social Science 2: 77-108.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Catholic, Sri Lanka; Shrine
  • Empirical Buddhism: A Novel Aspect of Sinhalese Buddhism Made Explicit.
    Kalansuriya, A.D.P. (1978)
    Social Compass 25:2: 251-265.

    Criticizes P.A.S. Saram & others who conceptualize in terms of a no-longer existent form of Buddhism rather than from empirically evident conduct.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Some Sociological Aspects of the Muslim Revivalism in Sri Lanka.
    Samaraweera, Vivaya (1978)
    Social Compass 25:3/4: 465-475.

    Attributes the self-identity of the Muslim minority in Sri Lanka to a turn of the 19th century revivalist movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Identity; Islam, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhism and the Definition of Religion.
    Southwold, Martin (1978)
    Man 13: 362-379.

    Based on 1974-75 ethnography in the Kurenegala District of Sri Lanka; Buddhism is not theistic, but religion can be defined by some, not necessarily all, of a list of potential traits.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka, Kurenegala District; Definition of religion; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhism and Society in Modern Sri Lanka./Bouddhisme et Société à Sri Lanka.
    Saram, P.A.S. (1977)
    International Social Science Journal 29:2: 313-323./Revue internationale des sciences sociales 29:2: 338-349.

    General historical discussion, framed in terms of Buddhist doctrine, the feudal church, Buddhism as separate from the feudal order, Buddhist culture, & Buddhism amidst modern politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Demonic Possession in Roman Catholic Sri Lanka.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1977)
    Journal of Anthropological Research 33:2: 133-157.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Possession; Catholic, Sri Lanka
  • Religion and Politics in Sri Lanka.
    Phadnis, Urmila (1976)
    New Delhi: Manolcar.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Politics, Sri Lanka
  • Weberian Buddhism and Sinhalese Buddhism.
    Saram, P.A.S. (1976)
    Social Compass 23:4: 355-382.

    Examines the relationship between Buddhism & popular religion in Sri Lanka; assesses the impact of Weberian sociology on the study of Buddhism, & proposes a new approach.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Weber, Max; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Weberian Theory and the Ideological Function of Religion.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1976)
    Social Compass 23:4: 345-354.

    Research in Sri Lanka & Kerala led to theoretical formulations quite beyond those of Max Weber.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Ideology; Sri Lanka; India, Kerala
  • Compadrazgo in Catholic Sri Lanka.
    Stirrat, Richard L. (1975)
    Man, N.S. 10:4: 589=606.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Godparent; Catholic, Sri Lanka
  • Les Fonctions Sociales de la Symbolique Religieuse chez les Bouddhistes à Sri Lanka.
    Houtart, François (1974)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 37: 23-41.

    Examines Buddhist expressions in 3 areas of Sinhalese society: rural regions, cities, & political surroundings.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Rural; Urban; Politics, Sri Lanka
  • Religion and Ideology in Sri Lanka.
    Houtart, François (1974)
    Colombo: Hansa. [Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1980]

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Politics, Sri Lanka; Ideology
  • Religion and Revolution.
    Lewy, Guenter (1974)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Islam; Sudan; Sri Lanka; Spain; Mexico; India; Germany; Egypt; China; Burma; Brazil; Latin America; Africa; Puritan, Great Britain; Catholic, Mexico; Jewish; Hindu, India; Christian; Revolution; Messian; Cargo cult; Anabaptist
  • Le clergé Bouddhiste d'une circonscription Kandienne et les élections générales de 1965.
    Gombrich, Richard F. (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 257-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Clergy role; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • The Buddhist-Christian Confrontation in Ceylon, 1800-1880.
    Malalgoda, Kitsiri (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 171-200.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Christian, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhist Leadership in the Nationalist Movement of Ceylon: The Role of the Temperance Campaign.
    Fernando, Tissa (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 333-336.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Nationalism; Temperance; Politics, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Westernization or Modernization? The Case of Sinhalese Buddhism.
    Ames, Michael M. (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 139-170.

    Western symbolic forms are related accidentally but not essentially to modernization in Sri Lanka.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Modernization
  • On the Meaning of Food Offering in Ceylon.
    Yalman, Nur (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 287-302.

    Interprets food rituals in terms of a symbolic code that points to family, caste, & the supernatural.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Champ Religieux et Champ Politique dans la Société Singhalaise.
    Houtart, François (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 105-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Catholic, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Politics, Sri Lanka
  • The Pattini Cult of Ceylon: A Tamil Perspective.
    Hiatt, Lester R. (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 231-249.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Pattini; Tamil
  • Modèles culturelles socio-religieuses des élitiques catholiques à Sri Lanka.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 303-320.

    Factor analyses 1969 questionnaire data from Catholic elite members in Sri Lanka.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Factor analysis; Elite
  • The Goddess Pattini and the Lord Buddha. Notes on the Myth of the Birth of the Deity.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 217-229.

    Examines the symbolization of purity & impurity in 2 nativity myths.

    Associated Search Terms: Pattini; Nativity myth; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka
  • L'ordination boudhiste à Ceylan.
    Seneviratne, H.L. (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 251-256.

    The Buddhist ordination rite in 18th century Ceylon is presented as having 2 kinds of symbolic meaning, one internal to the rite & the other related to the legitimation of royal power.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Legitimation; Historical; Sri Lanka; Ritual
  • An "Anatomy" of the Buddhist Renaissance in Ceylon in the Work of K.N. Jayatilleke.
    Wilson, Howard A. (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 201-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Jayatilleke, K.N.; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka
  • How Buddhists and Catholics of Sri Lanka See Each Other--A Factor Analytic Approach.
    Fernando, Charlie (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 321-332.

    Factor analysis of 1970 survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Catholic, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka; Perception; Buddhist, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhism and This-worldly Activity.
    Tambiah, Stanley J. (1973)
    Modern Asian Studies 7:1: 1-20.

    Departs from Max Weber's analyses; includes sections on Sri Lanka, Thailand, & Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Inner-worldly; Thailand; Buddhist; Japan
  • Some Observations on the Religious Festivals, Village Rituals and the Religiosity of the Sinhala Rural Folk in the N.C.P. Ceylon.
    Pathirana-Wilmaladherma, Kapila (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 267-285.

    Studies the dry North Central Province; consonant with economic changes that development occasions, there is a parallel rationalization in peasants' religious attitudes & conduct.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka, North Central Province; Rationalization; Economic; Feast
  • Aspects of Religion, Economy, and Society among the Muslims of Ceylon.
    Mauroof, Mohamed (1972)
    Contributions to Indian Sociology 6: 66-83.

    Based on 1967-68 & '70 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Sri Lanka; Islam, Sri Lanka
  • Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon./Buddhist Precept and Practice.
    Gombrich, Richard F. (1971)
    Delhi: Oxford University Press/Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka
  • Religious Symbolism and Political Change in Ceylon.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1970)
    Modern Ceylon Studies 1:1: 43-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Sri Lanka; Politics, Sri Lanka
  • Monastic Landlordism in Ceylon: A Traditional System in a Modern Setting.
    Evers, Hans-Dieter (1969)
    Journal of Asian Studies 28:3: 685-692.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Monasticism; Economic
  • Kinship and Property Rights in a Buddhist Monastery in central Ceylon.
    Evers, Hans-Dieter (1968)
    Journal of Asian Studies 27:2: 541-550.

    Associated Search Terms: Sri Lanka; Economic; Family; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Monasticism
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