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Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture
by Jane Iwamura
Saffron-robed monks and long-haired gurus have become familiar characters on the American popular culture scene. Jane Iwamura examines the contemporary fascination with Eastern spirituality and provides a cultural history of the representation of Asian religions in American mass media. Encounters with monks, gurus, bhikkhus, sages, sifus, healers, and masters from a wide v ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 14th 2011 by Oxford University Press
(first published December 14th 2010)
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