Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

6. The Founders: Social Movements, Counter-Culture and the Crumbling of Catholic Hegemony

Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

Laurence Cox [+-]
National University of Ireland
Laurence Cox is Director of the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is co-editor of Ireland’s New Religious Movements (CSP, 2011), Understanding European Movements (Routledge, 2013) and Marxism and Social Movements (Brill, 2013), and a practising Buddhist.

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The period from the late 1960s to the early 1990s laid the foundations for contemporary Buddhism in Ireland. Irish religion being primarily a matter of ethnic identity, community membership and political orientation, Irish Buddhism was shaped by this: part of countercultural formations in the 1960s as in the 1890s, it was shaped by anti-colonial nationalisms, resistance to capitalist modernization and challenges to taken-for-granted gender relations. Individual participants risked the loss of secure career paths and stepped outside safe family structures.

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Cox, Laurence. 6. The Founders: Social Movements, Counter-Culture and the Crumbling of Catholic Hegemony. Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 293-327 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049308. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21749. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21749. Oct 2013

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