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Mindful America : meditation and the mutual transformation of Buddhism and American culture

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirty years ago, 'mindfulness' was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the West. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Wilson, Jeff (Jeff Townsend).
Mindful America.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013046420
(OCoLC)874557219
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wilson
ISBN: 9780199376926 0199376921
OCLC Number: 883156870
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Mediating mindfulness: how does mindfulness reach America? --
Mystifying mindfulness: how is mindfulness made available for appropriation? --
Medicalizing mindfulness: how is mindfulness modified to fit a scientific and therapeutic culture? --
Mainstreaming mindfulness: how is mindfulness adapted to middle-class needs? --
Marketing mindfulness: how is mindfulness turned into a commercial product? --
Moralizing mindfulness: how is mindfulness related to values and worldviews?
Other Titles: Meditation and the mutual transformation of Buddhism and American culture
Responsibility: Jeff Wilson.

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Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.  Read more...
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In this well-honed study, Jeff Wilson explores the mindfulness movement in the context of modern American religion and culture. As he does so, we are invited to reflect upon the multi-faceted Read more...

 
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