Anne Koch How Is Yoga Spirituality Transforming in the Face of Modernity?
Using participant observation and qualitative interviews in the Yoga scene the study presented in this interview investigates the characteristics of cosmopolitan spirituality. Findings from behavioral economics on altruism and religious giving are used to shed light on Yoga charity events. They exhibit an innovative mixture of generosity and liberal elements, such as competition, ANNE KOCH explains. Thus the observations challenge the traditional concepts of religion and spirituality, and indicate a key-transformation of cosmopolitan spirituality towards an outward social activism.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10141
Competitive Charity: A Neoliberal Culture of ‘Giving Back’ in Global Yoga
- Anne Koch
- Journal of Contemporary Religion
- Published in 2015