JGB Special Focus: The Family in Modern Buddhism

I’m very happy to announce the publication of the Journal of Global Buddhism’s second “Special Focus” issue for 2015, this time on the subject of “The Family in Modern Buddhism“. The issue has been edited by our book review editor, Franz Metcalf, and Vanessa Sasson and comprises five original research articles.

Introduction: Tensions between Families and Religious Institutions
FRANZ METCALF, VANESSA SASSON

The Fantastic Stories of Könchok Paldrön and her Enlightened Children
JOEL GRUBER

The Family and Legacy of the Early Northern Treasure Tradition
JAY VALENTINE

Family Temples and Religious Learning in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism
JESSICA STARLING

The Childhood of Dorjé Sangwatsel (b. 1814) and the Theme of the Deficient Parent in Tibetan Hagiography
BENJAMIN WOOD

Soka Gakkai Families in the UK: Observations from a Fieldwork Study
HELEN WATERHOUSE

Further details, including the full text of all articles (fully open access, as always) can be found on the JGB website.

Congratulations to Franz and Vanessa, and to all the authors for a fantastic special issue!

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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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