“a benchmark in the study of Thai Buddhism”

… sees Erick White in the latest book by Justin McDaniel, The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand, thus dedicating a review of 33 (!) pages to it. His “critical reflections on some of the technical academic arguments advanced explicitly and implicitly” by McDaniel’s work “from the perspective of an anthropologist” can be downloaded at the end of an abbreviated version posted on New Mandala, the ANU hosted blog for “anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia”.

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