Research interests ethnographic methods and the ethnography of religion personhood, subjectivity, and the anthropology of ethics democracy, law, violence international development globalism and postcoloniality nepal, south asia, buddhist southeast asia. He looks into the reality of the conventional from two seemingly unrelated perspectives: buddhist madhyamaka (middle way) philosophy and ethnography by bringing the buddhist idea of the two truths, absolute and conventional, to the field of virtual ethnography, grieve accentuates the compelling importance of context. Anthropology as irony and philosophy, or the knots in simple ethnographic projects michael carrithers is professor of anthropology in the department of anthropology, durham university he has written on buddhists and buddhism in sri lanka and on buddhist origins in ancient india on digambar jains. Since then, conversion to buddhism in india has been widely understood as a mode of political dissent, and a means of escape from the discrimination and stigma attached to “untouchability” drawing on ethnographic research, this talk considers the realization of this dream and its paradoxes about the presenter. A merican a nt hropologist [57, 19551 buddhist texts through the ages edward conze, i b horner, d snellgrove, and a waley (eds) new york: philosophical library, 1954 322 pp $750 occidental study of asiatic religions has suffered from the culture-bound assump- tion that religion always derives from.
Blending ethnography, analysis, and buddhist texts related to this mimetic reenactment of the night of the buddha's enlightenment, he demonstrates that the image becomes the buddha's surrogate by being invested with the buddha's story and charged with the extraordinary power of buddhahood. (journal special issue edited by patrice ladwig (mpi mmg) & nicolas sihlé ( centre d'études himalayennes, cnrs) patrice ladwig completed the groundwork for the academic study of the anthropology of buddhism was established in the late 1960s and early 1970s manning nash's edited volume in 1966, and. Buy civilized shamans: buddhism in tibetan societies (smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry) new edition by geoffrey samuel (isbn: 9781560986201) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Through ethnographic research, i plan to examine the institution of zen buddhist education i study how the applied socio-cultural meanings of what it means to be a “buddhist” affect individual and shared meanings of zen buddhism i focus on how pedagogy and practice of zen buddhism influences personal interpretations. It first of all summarizes some of the classic and recent debates, noting that both sides are actually examples of acceptable ethnography next a different version of the and it's in that shift from buddhist flow to cerebral object that meaning and context separate out and play an important role  many readers will. At the same time, different forms of buddhism have become established as living, religious traditions in the west the dissertation project moveable monasticism buddhist modernism and the monastic ideal is an ethnographic study of contemporary rinzai zen buddhism as a transnational phenomenon,.
Take, for example, sara, a 35-year-old nonprofit worker from los angeles whom i got to know through against the stream, a buddhist meditation center in her current book monograph, mindfulness, american buddhism, and the new american heretics, is an ethnography of mindfulness and american buddhism in. To begin with, the general premise that the anthropologist as a man of science must make all decisions relating to fieldwork in terms of scientific ends is being increasingly questioned by anthropologists-witness the “social responsibility'' symposium (current anthropology, december 1968) some of the other important. Joanna cook is the coordinator of the laboratory for the ethnography of the uk ( labuk) - a research platform for the study of contemporary british society and her monograph, meditation in modern buddhism: renunciation and change in thai monastic life, examines meditation in thailand in detail and explores the.
Sherap's narration exceeds the expected content of compassion, offering not only buddhist prayers but also material action: charity in the form of disguise yet understanding mao in tibetan disguise requires more than an updated ethnography of the historical imagination or rethinking of structure and agency it requires an.
The buddha national museum of ethnology, leiden (nl) / tropenmuseum, amsterdam (nl) client national museum of world cultures location national museum of ethnology, leiden (nl) / tropenmuseum, amsterdam (nl) completion 2016 surface 800 m2 status temporary kossmanndejong has designed the. On the contrary, i believe that it could mean meditating our way deeper towards something healthier, more honest, and more complete can a discipline self- actualize i find myself wondering—what might meditative ethnography actually look like i can envision a book, in which the analysis of 'their' (sinhalese buddhist. Breaking the ethnographer's frames reflections on the use of photo elicitation in understanding sri lankan monastic culture jeffrey samuels western kentucky university this article assesses the use of auto-driven photo elicitation among children buddhist monks in sri lanka comparing the data previously.