New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden - The Dalarna Study in National and International Context - Liselotte Frisk

New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden - The Dalarna Study in National and International Context - Liselotte Frisk

Mindfulness in Dalarna: A Focused Area of Study

New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden - The Dalarna Study in National and International Context - Liselotte Frisk

Liselotte Frisk [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk has been a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, since 2006. She presented a doctoral dissertation on new religious movements in 1993 at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and after that worked as a lecturer at Umeå University in Sweden for a few years. In 1999 she moved to Dalarna University where she created a profile of studying new religious movements within Religious Studies. Research projects include two projects about New Age in the 1990s, and, later, a 3-year project about what happened to the new religious movements from the 1960s and 70s over the decades, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Another research project, undertaken together with Peter Åkerbäck, Stockholm University, dealt with a local mapping of the new spirituality in Dalarna (2008-2011), funded by Vetenskapsrådet. A current research project, also funded by Vetenskapsrådet, deals with children in minority religions (2012-2015). All research projects have resulted in books and articles in Swedish as well as in English. Liselotte Frisk has been co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (2010-2013), and is currently co-editor of Aura, a Nordic journal publishing academic articles about new religious movements. She was the director of International Society for the Study of New Religions for four years (2010-2013), and is now the vice director of FINYAR, the Nordic society for the academic study of new religions. Other research interests include new religions in Japan.
Peter Åkerbäck
Högskolan Dalarna University
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The focus of this chapter is on the idea of 'mindfulness' as used within the conventional, secular health-care sector, a sector that did not feature in the authors' survey. The intention is to map the migration of the concept from a religious (Buddhist) to a therapeutic context in the west.

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Frisk, Liselotte; Åkerbäck, Peter . Mindfulness in Dalarna: A Focused Area of Study. New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden - The Dalarna Study in National and International Context. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 116-129 May 2015. ISBN 9781781796160. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24689. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24689. May 2015

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