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Mourning the Unborn DeadA Buddhist Ritual Comes to America$
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Jeff Wilson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195371932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.001.0001

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Postscript

Postscript

“Where Is Buddhism?”

Chapter:
(p.193) Postscript
Source:
Mourning the Unborn Dead
Author(s):

Jeff Wilson (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0008

The postscript reviews the arguments and evidence of the preceding chapters and calls for a more comprehensive approach to studying the Americanization of Buddhism that includes both multiple Buddhist communities and the contributions of non-Buddhists. It also points out how rituals need not be performed in order to have effects: imagining, learning about, or discussing rituals can in some cases be as important and effective as actual performance.

Keywords:   acculturation, American Buddhism, mizuko kuyō

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