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Zorba the Buddha : Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement (Paperback) (Hugh B.

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Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (19311990). Most Americans today remember him only as the sex guru” and the Rolls Royce guru,” who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian community in central Oregon during the 1980s. Yet Osho was arguably the first truly global guru of the twentieth century, creating a large transnational movement that traced a complex global circuit from the post-Independence India of the 1960s to Reagan’s America of the 1980s and back to a developing new India in the 1990s. The Osho movement not only reflects but critically embodies some of the most important economic and spiritual currents of the last forty years, emerging within and adapting to an increasingly interconnected and conflicted late-capitalist world order. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival research, Hugh Urban has created a rich and powerful narrative that is a must-read for anyone interested in religion and globalization.
Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (19311990). Most Americans today remember him only as the sex guru? and the Rolls Royce guru,? who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian community in central Oregon during the 1980s. Yet Osho was arguably the first truly global guru of the twentieth century, creating a large transnational movement that traced a complex global circuit from the post-Independence India of the 1960s to Reagan?s America of the 1980s and back to a developing new India in the 1990s. The Osho movement not only reflects but critically embodies some of the most important economic and spiritual currents of the last forty years, emerging within and adapting to an increasingly interconnected and conflicted late-capitalist world order. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival research, Hugh Urban has created a rich and powerful narrative that is a must-read for anyone interested in religion and globalization.
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Hugh B. Urban
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2016
TCIN: 26395714
UPC: 9780520286672
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0324
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