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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
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; Process Church of Final Judgment; Moral; New York Mission Society; Sect; Altruism
  • American Zen's 'Japan Connection': A Critical Case Study of Zen Buddhism's Diffusion to the West.
    Finney, Henry C. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:4: 379-396.

    Reflections on Zen in the U.S.A. as cultural diffusion rather than cult, occasioned by the confirmation of an American Zen teacher in Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Zen, Japan; Diffusion; Zen, U.S.A.
  • The Social Organization of Zen Practice: Constructing Transcultural Reality.
    Preston, David L. (1988)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Participant observation study of 2 Zen groups in Los Angeles & San Diego, respectively; uses 1980 & '84 interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Diego; Zen, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Getting Saved from the Sixties. Moral Meaning in Conversion and Cultural Change.
    Tipton, Steven M. (1982)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; United States, California, San Francisco; Conversion; Moral; Living Word Fellowship, U.S.A.; est, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.
  • New Religious Movements and the Problem of a Modern Ethic.
    Tipton, Steven M. (1979)
    Sociological Inquiry 49:2/3: 286-312. [Also in Harry M. Johnson (ed.) Religious Change and Continuity. Sociological Perspectives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1979, pp. 286-312]

    The Zen portion of the article is based on ten 1976 interviews in the San Francisco Bay area.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Zen, U.S.A.
  • Dharma West: A Social-Psychological Inquiry into Zen in San Francisco.
    Wise, David Thomas (1972)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California at Berkeley.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco; Zen, U.S.A.
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