Modernity And Re-Enchantment: Religion In Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

by Taylor, Philip (Ed.)

Modernity And Re-Enchantment: Religion In Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

Price:  US$35.93   (SGD49.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 491 pages
Published:  2007, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789812304384
SB#:  042435 (160)

About This Book

The richness and vibrancy of Vietnamese spirituality are vividly portrayed in these 12 essays that shed light on the remarkable reflorescence of religion in this communist country. Ancestor worship, mediumship, sacrifices, and communal rituals have not only survived Vietnams reintegration into the capitalist world; they are intrinsic to the dramatic reshaping of its contemporary social and cultural life. Transnational Buddhism and Christianity challenge the political status quo as they answer conflicting aspirations for enlightenment, justice, national development and cultural identity. Making conceptual contributions to anthropology and comparative religion, this book provides insights from post-revolutionary Vietnam into the diverse passages to re-enchantment in the modern world. These papers were originally presented at two workshops conducted at the Australian National University in 2005.

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