Coffee and Zen

The global spread of Buddhism is stereotypically portrayed in terms of the meeting of “Eastern wisdom” and “The West”. These are problematic, but very pervasive categories, and they find their expression in the most unlikely of places.


East and West go together like ... coffee and Zen. Photo by gwydionwilliams under a Creative Commons License.


About Jovan Maud

I'm a lecturer in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. Interests include: transnational religious networks, popular religion in Thailand, religious tourism and commodification, and digital anthropology.
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