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The Re-Orientation of Buddhism in North America!
Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 1999
Pages: 340-356
Source ID: shanti-sources-22497
Abstract: This paper applies Edward Said's thesis on the ideology of 'orientalism' to an analysis of the transplantation of Buddhism in North America. To do this, the article examines Martin Bauntann's recent model of transplantation as a strategic adaptation model for the transplantation of Buddhism to North America. In addition to this, the paper looks at the ways, in which a reoriented North American Buddhism has inherited the latent notions of orientalism.