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AAR Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
November 18-21, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

Preliminary 2017 Annual Meeting Program (MS Word)

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Buddhism in the West Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit seeks to:

• Provide a venue for new studies on Buddhism in non-Asian locales
• Facilitate communication and exchange between scholars working on Buddhism outside of Asia
• Offer a forum within which to collectively clarify the intellectual and methodological underpinnings of research on Buddhism in the West, and consider new possibilities in methods and approaches

Call for Papers: 

This unit invites papers or session proposals on the following (but is open to other possibilities):

• Race, ethnicity, gender, cultural identity, and/or privilege in western Buddhist discourse

• Teaching Buddhism in the West: pedagogy, field site visits, thematic choices

• Buddhist meditation retreats, retreat centers, and/or programs

• Asian-American Buddhisms

• Buddhism and politics in the West

• Buddhist youth, generational shifts

• Buddhism and transnationalism

• Buddhism and secularism

• For a possible co-sponsored session with Bioethics and Religion, papers concerning bioethics theory or practical issues involving Buddhism in the West

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee