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    Buddhism in Ireland: the inner life of world-systems


    Cox, Laurence (2014) Buddhism in Ireland: the inner life of world-systems. Etudes Irlandaises, 39. ISSN 0183-973X

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    Abstract

    This article uses a world-systems perspective to analyse the development of Buddhism in Ireland, in particular the post-1990 period which saw a tenfold increase in those formally identifying as Buddhist. This shift is a result both of Ireland’s new positioning in global economic and migrant flows, and of the changed ethno-political meaning of religion in Irish society. More broadly, Buddhism has moved from an exotic or counter-cultural positioning to a partial respectability. Nonetheless many practical problems remain in negotiating a Buddhist identity in Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Religion; Buddhism; Vivian Butler Burke; migration; creolisation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5630
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 16:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Etudes Irlandaises
    Publisher: Universitaires du Septentrion
    Refereed: Yes
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