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Title Buddhism and business : merit, material wealth, and morality in the global market economy / edited by Trine Brox and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Series Contemporary Buddhism
Contemporary Buddhism.
Contents The Lama's Shoes: Tibetan Perspectives on Monastic Wealth and Virtue / Jane Caple -- A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking, and Urbanism / Dan Smyer Yü -- Prosperous Temple Buddhism and NRM Prosperity Buddhism / Jørn Borup -- The Soka Gakkai Economy: Measuring Cycles of Exchange That Power Japan's Largest Buddhist Lay Organization / Levi McLaughlin -- The Mindful Gardener and the Good Employee: Mindfulness Practice and Affective Labor in Danish Workplaces / Marianne Viftrup Hedegaard -- Branding and/as Religion: The Case of Buddhist-Related Images, Semantics, and Designs / Inken Prohl -- Marketing the Buddha and Its Blasphemy / Michael Jerryson -- Economies of Religion, Buddhism and Economy, Buddhist Economics: Challenges and Perspectives / Lionel Obadia
Summary "The objective of the book is to present novel insights into contemporary relations between Buddhism and economy. As an interdisciplinary project, it approaches the study of Buddhism and economy from various perspectives and locations. It provides new empirical research and pushes forward analytical discussions, including: the impact of capitalism and neoliberalism on Buddhist economic relations; the negotiations of morality and value within Buddhist-economic exchanges; how Buddhist networks have risen and spread through global market exchanges and relations; the complex and contentious transformations and ensuing challenges such issues pose to exchange relations and the resulting shifting value regimes. The main argument presented in this book is that Buddhists are necessarily embedded in the global market economy and have various strategies for working within the consumer society and the new spirit of capitalism. Thus, rather than offering normative economic models based upon ideals labelled as Buddhist, the nine chapters constituting this volume turn to how Buddhists and non-Buddhists engage Buddhism within the global market economy"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Buddhism -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist).
Buddhism -- Economic aspects
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Form Electronic book
Author Brox, Trine.
Williams-Oerberg, Elizabeth.
Borup, Jø
Caple, Jane E.
Hedegaard, Marianne Viftrup
Jerryson, Michael
McLaughlin, Levi
Obadia, Lionel.
Prohl, Inken.
Smyer Yü, Dan.
ISBN 9780824884161