Japanese Religions and Globalization, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 113507576X
  • ISBN-13: 9781135075767
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This title analyzes the ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It examines how Japanese religions influence cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of globalization, and how they respond to these flows by shaping new global identities. It includes discussions on cultural chauvinism, religion and politics, education and science, environmental problems, and economic disparities. It is a valuable resource for academics working in the fields of Japanese Studies, Asian history and religion and the sociology of religion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Author's Note.
1: The Risk of Cultural Bias: Definitions and Phases.
2: ‘One True World Religion among Many Others’?.
3: Shaping New Glocal Identities.
4: Glocalization, Cultural Chauvinism, and Resistance to Change.
5: Glocalization Overseas.
6: Carriers of Globalization.
7: Border Negotiation in Global Society (I): Religion and Politics.
8: Border Negotiation in Global Society (II): Religion, Education, and Science.
9: Addressing Global Problems.
10: Conclusion.