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Mourning the Unborn Dead. A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America.

Author: Jeff Wilson; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wilson discusses how Asian immigrants, convert Buddhists, pro-life and pro-choice activists, and ordinary women have imported Japanese rituals to deal with one of the most divisive public issues in American society: abortion. He analyses the implications of these varied appropriations for the Americanisation of Buddhism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, Jeff, (Jeff Townsend).
Mourning the unborn dead.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008017072
(OCoLC)226304687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wilson; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195371932 0195371933 0199707367 9780199707362
OCLC Number: 320406546
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) illustrations
Contents: Carried with Jizō Bosatsu : mizuko kuyō in Japanese-American communities --
A shadow in the heart : mizuko kuyō in convert American Zen --
We need to free ourselves : adaptations of convert mizuko kuyō --
Branching streams flow on in the dark : rethinking American Buddhism in the light of mizuko kuyō --
Without Biblical revelation : rhetorical appropriations of mizuko kuyō by Christians and other non-Buddhist Americans --
Thank you Getupgrrl for giving me my mizuko : therapeutic appropriations of mizuko kuyō by non-Buddhist Americans --
Where is Buddhism?
Responsibility: By Jeff Wilson.

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This book discusses the surprising story of how Asian immigrants, convert Buddhists, pro-life and pro-choice activists, and ordinary women have imported Japanese rituals in order to deal with one of  Read more...

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A fascinating portrait of contemporary American Zen viewed through an unlikely lens: the Americanization of the mizuko kuyo ritual, which is a funeral of sorts for aborted and miscarried fetuses. * Read more...

 
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