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Dreamworld Tibet; Western Illusions
By: Martin Brauen

Dreamworld Tibet

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Author: Martin Brauen
Format: Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5"
ISBN: 9780834805460

Product Code: 13220

In this lively new work on conceptions of Tibet in Western European and North American societies, anthropologist Martin Brauen paints a damning portrait of misinterpretation, trivialization and political and commercial exploitation of a rich and ancient culture. Starting with idealistic adventurers in search of a Himalayan Utopia from the 17th century onward.
Brauen's most disturbing portrayals are the distortions of 20th century neo-Nazis, Hollywood moguls and the commercial-industrial complex. The author analyses and describes the cynical exploitation, up to the present, of Tibetan Buddhism, "a fundamental objective of which is the elimination of human greed," to further Western commercial aims. Illustrations include a diverse and at times shocking collection of commercial 'packaging' of Buddhism, its spiritual icons and leaders to sell products ranging from cars to cosmetics, tee-shirts, ashtrays and even soft pornography.

Dreamworld Tibet, Martin Brauen, Weatherhill, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11.5", 2004, 270 Pages, $60.00

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