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

Author: Jeff Wilson; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wilson; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199827817 0199827818 9780199827824 0199827826 9780199383573 019938357X
OCLC Number: 971398256
Description: VIII, [2], 265 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Waking Up in Mindful America ; 1. Mediating Mindfulness: How Does Mindfulness Reach America? ; 2. Mystifying Mindfulness: How is Mindfulness Made Available for Appropriation? ; 3. Medicalizing Mindfulness: How is Mindfulness Modified to Fit a Scientific and Therapeutic Culture? ; 4. Mainstreaming Mindfulness: How is Mindfulness Adapted to Middle-Class Needs? ; 5. Marketing Mindfulness: How is Mindfulness Turned into a Commercial Product? ; 6. Moralizing Mindfulness: How is Mindfulness Related to Values and Worldviews? ; Postscript: Making Sense of Mindfulness ; Bibliography ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Jeff Wilson.

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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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