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Cultural studies and matters of faith: the case of dhammawheel.com

Ng, Edwin 2011, Cultural studies and matters of faith: the case of dhammawheel.com, Cultural studies review, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 247-269.

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Title Cultural studies and matters of faith: the case of dhammawheel.com
Author(s) Ng, Edwin
Journal name Cultural studies review
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 247
End page 269
Total pages 23
Publisher UTS ePress Journals
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 1446-8123
1837-8692
Keyword(s) Buddhism
cultural studies
academia
faith
religion
online forum
Summary  This article begins with the premise that cultural studies has neglected questions about religion and faith. Through an analysis of a discussion in an online Buddhist forum whereby the participants debate the issue of faith vis-a-vis knowledge, the paper explicates how Buddhism negotiates dominant cultural formations and evolves against various contexts of social struggles. The analysis also reveals how the participants articulate a vernacular theory of faith to rethink the relationships between reason, religion, faith, knowledge, and ethics. The article demonstrates how an engagement with a religious discourse elucidates themes that are of interest to cultural studies’ critical project, and argues that cultural studies has an ethical responsibility to engage with religion and address matters of faith.
Language eng
Field of Research 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
220406 Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054758

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