Introduction: Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

@inproceedings{Ladwig2017IntroductionLT,
  title={Introduction: Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism},
  author={P. Ladwig and Nicolas Sihl{\'e}},
  year={2017}
}
n ABSTRACT: The anthropology of Buddhism may give the impression of already having a well-established lineage. However, understood as a collective endeavor bringing together specialists from different parts of the Buddhist world in a comparative spirit, it remains very much an emerging project. We outline in this introduction some of the striking features of the beginnings of this subfield, such as how it has undergone a process of emancipation from textualist interpretations of Buddhism, and… Expand
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