When the deities are asleep: Processes of change in an American hare Krishna temple

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Abstract

The paper provides an analysis of the consequences of the relatively new policy adopted by ISKCON toward active Indian congregations in the United States. Primary data is set within the theoretical framework of Globalisation and the relationship between religious innovation and forms of power is highlighted. The paper provides data regarding the religious and non-religious interests of ISKCON Indian followers and ISKCON temple residents. A description and analysis of the sources of power that are available for the actors and the way they are exploited are discussed in relationship to the process of change. The paper concludes with a discussion of the impact of the interaction between the ISKCON temple and its Indian followers on the movement itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-352
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Contemporary Religion
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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