lunes, 26 de enero de 2015

New Book: Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus

Dear Colleagues,

Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus, edited by Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger is now available through Routledge.

1. Introduction Daniel Veidlinger

Part I: Methodological Considerations:
2. The Middle Way Method: A Buddhist Informed Ethnography of the Virtual World of Second Life       Gregory Grieve
3. Between Network and Story: Analyzing Hyperlinks and Narratives on Websites about Tibet          Laura Osburn
4. Towards a Typology and Mapping of the Buddhist Cyberspace        Louise Connelly

Part II: Historical Approaches:
5. Online Peer-Reviewed Journals in Buddhism: The Birth of The Journals of Buddhist Ethics and Global Buddhism      Charles S. Prebish
6. A Virtual Bodhi Tree: Untangling the Cultural Context and Historical Genealogy of Digital Buddhism       Gregory Grieve

Part III: Buddhism, Media and Society:
7. The Madhyama is the Message: Internet Affordance of Anatman and Pratitya Samutpada       Daniel Veidlinger
8. Buddhist Apps: Skillful Means or Dharma Dilution?                            Rachel Wagner and Christopher Accardo

Part IV: Case Studies:
9. Virtual Tibet: From Media Spectacle to Co-Located Sacred Space                    Christopher Helland
10. Our Virtual Materials: The Substance of Buddhist Holy Objects in a Virtual World                    Jessica Falcone
11. American Cybersangha: Building a Community or Providing a Buddhist Bulletin Board?          Allison Ostrowski
12. The Way of the Blogisattva: Buddhist Blogs on the Web                                                      Beverley Foulks McGuire

Dr. Christopher Helland
Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS Canada