ISBN-10:
019533311X
ISBN-13:
9780195333114
Pub. Date:
11/01/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History / Edition 1

Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History / Edition 1

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Overview

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion—and consequently culture—is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration—and discrimination—for each group, and how immigrants have adapted their religious beliefs since they arrived. Along the way, the roles of men and women, views toward dating and marriage, the relationship to the homeland, the "brain drain" from Asia of scientists, engineers, physicians, and other professionals, and American offshoots of Asian religions, such as the Hare Krishnas and Transcendental Meditation (TM), are discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195333114
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: Religion in American Life Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Buddhism Comes to America
2. Buddhists Adapt and Explore
3. Buddhism's Growth and Popularity
4. Hindus Come to America
5. Hindus at Home
6. Hindu Temples
7. The Sikh Identity
8. Sikhs Come to America
9. American Sikhism Evolves
Chronology
Further Reading
Index

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