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From yoga to Kabbalah : religious exoticism and the logics of bricolage

Author: Véronique Altglas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York [u.a.] : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to provide an understanding of "religious exoticism", and of the ways in which certain foreign religious practices and beliefs are disseminated and appropriated through contemporary  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Altglas
ISBN: 9780199997626 0199997624 9780199997633 0199997632
OCLC Number: 891331242
Description: 393 S. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: The Cultural and Historical Dimensions of Religious Exoticism ; Chapter 2: Religious Exoticism, Belonging and Identities: the Discomfort of Bricolage ; Chapter 3: Universalizing and De-contextualizing Exotic Religious Resources ; Chapter 4: Universalistic Ambitions, Local Realities: Bricolage in (national) context ; Chapter 5: The Psychologization of Exotic Religious Resources ; Chapter 6: Bricolage and the Social Significance of Self-realization ; Chapter 7: Religious Exoticism and the "New Petite Bourgeoisie" ; Conclusion ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Véronique Altglas.

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