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Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand - Encounters with Buddhist Monks (Paperback) Loot Price: R578
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Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand - Encounters with Buddhist Monks (Paperback): Brooke Schedneck

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand - Encounters with Buddhist Monks (Paperback)

Brooke Schedneck

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Temples are everywhere in Chiang Mai, filled with tourists as well as saffron-robed monks of all ages. The monks participate in daily urban life here as elsewhere in Thailand, where Buddhism is promoted, protected, and valued as a tourist attraction. Yet this mountain city offers more than a fleeting, commodified tourist experience, as the encounters between foreign visitors and Buddhist monks can have long-lasting effects on both parties. These religious contacts take place where economic motives, missionary zeal, and opportunities for cultural exchange coincide. Brooke Schedneck incorporates fieldwork and interviews with student monks and tourists to examine the innovative ways that Thai Buddhist temples offer foreign visitors spaces for religious instruction and popular in-person Monk Chat sessions in which tourists ask questions about Buddhism. Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand also considers how Thai monks perceive other religions and cultures and how they represent their own religion when interacting with tourists, resulting in a revealing study of how religious traditions adapt to an era of globalization.

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Imprint: University of Washington Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2021
Authors: Brooke Schedneck
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-0-295-74892-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
LSN: 0-295-74892-3
Barcode: 9780295748924

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