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The Resource Zen in Brazil : the quest for cosmopolitan modernity, Cristina Rocha

Zen in Brazil : the quest for cosmopolitan modernity, Cristina Rocha

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Zen in Brazil : the quest for cosmopolitan modernity
Title
Zen in Brazil
Title remainder
the quest for cosmopolitan modernity
Statement of responsibility
Cristina Rocha
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely perceived as an overwhelmingly Catholic nation, Brazil has experienced in recent years a growth in the popularity of Buddhism among the urban, cosmopolitan upper classes. In the 1990s Buddhism in general and Zen in particular were adopted by national elites, the media, and popular culture as a set of humanistic values to counter the rampant violence and crime in Brazilian society. Despite national media attention, the rapidly expanding Brazilian market for Buddhist books and events, and general interest in the globalization of Buddhism, the Brazilian case has received little scholarly attention. Cristina Rocha addresses that shortcoming in Zen in Brazil. Drawing on fieldwork in Japan and Brazil, she examines Brazilian history, culture, and literature to uncover the mainly Catholic, Spiritist, and Afro-Brazilian religious matrices responsible for this particular indigenization of Buddhism. In her analysis of Japanese immigration and the adoption and creolization of the Sotoshu school of Zen Buddhism in Brazil, she offers the fascinating insight that the latter is part of a process of "cannibalizing" the modern other to become modern oneself. She shows, moreover, that in practicing Zen, the Brazilian intellectual elites from the 1950s onward have been driven by a desire to acquire and accumulate cultural capital both locally and overseas. Their consumption of Zen, Rocha contends, has been an expression of their desire to distinguish themselves from popular taste at home while at the same time associating themselves with overseas cultural elites. -- Book jacket
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digitized
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OCLCE
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Rocha, Cristina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Topics in contemporary Buddhism
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  • Zen Buddhism
  • Japanese
  • Zen Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Japanese
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Zen-Buddhismus
  • Brasilien
  • Zen-Buddhismus
  • Japaner
  • Brasilien
  • Zen-Buddhismus
Label
Zen in Brazil : the quest for cosmopolitan modernity, Cristina Rocha
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Japanese-Brazilian junction: establishing Zen missions -- Non-Japanese Brazilians and the orientalist shaping of Zen -- The Brazilian religious field: where does Zen fit in? -- The Brazilian imaginary of Zen: global influences, rhizomatic forms -- Doing Zen, being Zen: creolizing "ethnic" and "convert" Buddhism -- Conclusion: translocal flows: the "meditodrome" as a Zen style of governing
Control code
ocn663553729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nnwp
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663553729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Zen in Brazil : the quest for cosmopolitan modernity, Cristina Rocha
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Japanese-Brazilian junction: establishing Zen missions -- Non-Japanese Brazilians and the orientalist shaping of Zen -- The Brazilian religious field: where does Zen fit in? -- The Brazilian imaginary of Zen: global influences, rhizomatic forms -- Doing Zen, being Zen: creolizing "ethnic" and "convert" Buddhism -- Conclusion: translocal flows: the "meditodrome" as a Zen style of governing
Control code
ocn663553729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nnwp
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663553729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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