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Race and Religion in American Buddhism
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Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Joseph Cheah

Abstract

In Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation, the author maintains that while race is often bracketed in the works on American Buddhism, the issues concerning race and racialization have remained not far below the surface of the wider discussion among white Buddhists and sympathizers regarding representations of American Buddhism and adaptations of Buddhist practices to the American scene. The book argues that the prevailing ideology of white supremacy that has been operative in these and other issues reflects the intimate ways in which race and religion ... More

Keywords: race, racialization, white supremacy, ideology, immigrant adaptation, white Buddhists, sympathizers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Cheah, author
Saint Joseph College

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