By Carol A. Mortland
Cambodian Buddhism within the United States is the 1st accomplished anthropological research of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by means of Khmer refugees within the usa. in line with learn carried out at Khmer temples and websites through the nation over a interval of 3 and a part a long time, Carol A. Mortland makes use of player statement, open-ended interviews, lifestyles histories, and dialogues with Khmer clergymen and laypeople to discover the standard perform of Khmer faith, together with spirit ideals and therapeutic rituals. This ethnography is enriched and supplemented via historic debts, experiences, memoirs, unpublished lifestyles histories, and kinfolk memorabilia painstakingly preserved by way of refugees. Mortland additionally strains the alterations that Cambodians have made to faith as they fight with the demanding situations of dwelling in a brand new kingdom, studying English, and assisting 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 may well M. Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood) Cambodian tradition for the reason that 1975: native land and Exile.
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