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

1st Edition

Gregory Price Grieve, Daniel Veidlinger

Routledge
Published February 6, 2018
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138549166 - CAT# K375936
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

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Summary

Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies, ethnographic research, and content analysis, as well as interviews with practitioners and cyber-communities. In addition to considering Buddhism in the context of technologies such as virtual worlds, social media, and mobile devices, authors ask how the Internet affects identity, authority and community, and what effect this might have on the development, proliferation, and perception of Buddhism in an online environment. Together, these essays make the case that studying contemporary online Buddhist practice can provide valuable insights into the shifting role religion plays in our constantly changing, mediated, hurried, and uncertain culture.

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