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From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage
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No description available, No description available, Religious exoticism implies a deeply ambivalent relationship to otherness and to religion itself traditional religious teachings are uprooted and fragmented in order to be appropriated as practical methods for personal growth Western contemporary societies have seen the massive popularization of such exotic religious resources as yoga and meditation Shamanism Buddhism Sufism and Kabbalah Veronique Altglas shows that these trends inform us about how religious resources are disseminated globally as well as how the self is constructed in society She uses two case studies the Hindu based movements in France and Britain that started in the s and the Kabbalah Centre in France Britain Brazil and Israel She draws upon major qualitative and cross cultural empirical investigations to conceptualize religious exoticism and offer a nuanced and original understanding of its contemporary significance em From Yoga to Kabbalah em broadens scholarly understanding of the globalization of religion how religions are modified through cultural encounters and of religious life in neoliberal societies br, Because space and identities are reformulated by religions as they break through geographic and cultural boundaries religion is now widely recognized as the great globalizer In particular as they become transnational religions adapt to new social contexts and interact with other cultures transforming themselves and their cultural environment Furthermore religions and their adherents are extremely responsive to globalization whether they perceive it as threatening their particular identity or as an opportunity to provide a universal message to the world and become a global religion This new four volume collection from Routledge brings together all the key texts on globalization and religion in one easy to use mini library Each of the volumes articulates theoretical and empirical perspectives while theories attempt to grasp the nature of the relations between globalization and religion a diversity of case studies shed light on the importance of religion in the making of contemporary global situations br br The first volume brings together the best scholarship on religion and space in its global context Volume II entitled Westernization of Religion and its Counter Trends looks at the debates surrounding the westernization of religion including the transnational diffusion and local expressions of Christianity and counter trends to the westernization of religion Volume III features articles concerning the theories and case studies on the religious responses to globalization The final volume looks at the new challenges epistemological and transnational faced by religion and politics in their global context