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So where are all those black Buddhists, then?

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dc.contributor.author Clasquin, Michel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T13:06:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T13:06:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T13:06:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2566
dc.description Previously unpublished conference paper, read at a Conference on “Performances of race in postcolonial South Africa”. en
dc.description.abstract For almost as long as population statistics have been kept in South Africa, census reports have reported the existence of hundreds of black Buddhists. And for nearly as long, it has been obvious that there are two Buddhist communities in this country: an Asian community that brought Buddhism with them as part of their heritage; and an overwhelmingly white convert community. Why should Buddhism, or any new religion for that matter, be a more popular choice among one racial group than another? This chapter examines the strange ways in which discourses of race, class, and faith have become intertwined in this country. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Buddhism en
dc.subject Race en
dc.subject Class en
dc.title So where are all those black Buddhists, then? en
dc.type Other en


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