By Carol A. Mortland
Cambodian Buddhism within the United States is the 1st complete anthropological examine of Khmer Buddhism as practiced through Khmer refugees within the usa. in accordance with learn carried out at Khmer temples and websites in the course of the nation over a interval of 3 and a part many years, Carol A. Mortland makes use of player remark, open-ended interviews, existence histories, and dialogues with Khmer priests and laypeople to discover the typical perform of Khmer faith, together with spirit ideals and therapeutic rituals. This ethnography is enriched and supplemented by way of historic debts, stories, memoirs, unpublished existence histories, and relatives memorabilia painstakingly preserved through refugees. Mortland additionally strains the adjustments that Cambodians have made to faith as they try with the demanding situations of dwelling in a brand new state, studying English, and helping themselves. The ideals and practices of Khmer Muslims and Khmer Christians within the usa also are reviewed.
Carol A. Mortland is a retired professor and the coeditor (with David W. Haines) of Manifest Destinies: Americanizing Immigrants and Internationalizing Americans, and (with might M. Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood) Cambodian tradition on account that 1975: place of origin and Exile.
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