"Buddhist Sociology" attempts to build a system of sociology from early Buddhist thought. For this purpose, the author utilises the original Pali sources, while making use of the available Buddhist tradition as well.
The author adopts a sociological cum anthropological approach, enriching it by experiences derived from Buddhist thought itself. He then goes on to deal with topics such as family, socialization, social institutions, social structure, political and economic theories, women in Buddhist society, social problems, education, health and crime and punishment.
Buddhist Sociology, Nandasena Ratnapala, Sri Satguru Publications, Hardcover, 205 pages, $19.50
Nandasena Ratnapala is a well known writer, with a number of publications to his credit. He is at present the Professor of Sociolog and Anthropology at the Universiet of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
The Methodology in Buddhist Thought
Woman and Society
A Political Theory in the buddhist Tradition?
Buddhism and Education
Crime and Social Control
Violence, Terrorism annd buddhism
Alcohol and Intoxicants
Buddhist Philosophy of Health