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By Ugo Dessì

This booklet analyzes the diversity of the way during which jap religions (Buddhism, Shint?, and new non secular hobbies) give a contribution to the dynamics of sped up globalization in fresh a long time. It seems to be at how jap religions supply fabric to cultural international flows, hence performing as vendors of globalization, and the way they reply to those flows through shaping new glocal identities.

The booklet highlights how, ironically, those procedures of spiritual hybridization might be heavily intertwined with the merchandising of cultural chauvinism. It exhibits how at the one hand faith in Japan is engaged in border negotiation with international subsystems resembling politics, secular schooling, and technology, and the way however, it attempts to discover new legitimation via addressing urgent international difficulties corresponding to battle, the environmental difficulty, and fiscal disparities left unsolved via the dominant subsystems.

A major contribution to advancing an realizing of contemporary eastern non secular lifestyles, this ebook is of curiosity to teachers operating within the fields of jap reviews, Asian historical past and faith and the sociology of religion.

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