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ERIC Number: EJ969301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1232
Toward a Buddhist Sociology: Theories, Methods, and Possibilities
Schipper, Janine
American Sociologist, v43 n2 p203-222 Jun 2012
This article explores potential links between Buddhism and sociology, highlighting the many commonalities between sociology and Buddhism, with an emphasis on ways that Buddhist thought and practice may contribute to the field of sociology. What could Buddhism offer to our understanding of social institutions, social problems, and to the dynamics and possibilities for social change? The Four Noble Truths, central to Buddhist teachings, are explored in reference to their sociological theory applications. Finally, mindfulness practices that are endemic to Buddhism are explored as tools for sociologists to consider as they work reflexively, develop sociological insights, and pursue social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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