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The Elite Circuit

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

The mindful elite attracted new high-status sympathizers in targeted organizations by using their professional symbolic power, social status, and social skill to build legitimacy for meditation and ... More


In Conclusion

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

The mindfulness movement’s unobtrusive, consensus-based tactics were effective in popularizing, embedding, and legitimizing contemplative practices in a wide array of powerful social institutions. ... More


Accessing Institutions

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

Through the accounts of contemplative leaders, this chapter shows how the mindful elite promoted meditation across a variety of secular institutional fields. They began by convening elite ... More


On Dating Sefer Ḥasidim

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines when Sefer Ḥasidim was written. German Pietism was not a mass but an elite movement, a group of spiritual virtuosi, small in numbers but still enough to constitute a movement. ... More


Interventions’ Transformation from the Inside Out

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines what meditation is intended to do for practitioners at a micro-level in their “intervention” programs. Mindfulness educators carefully introduced meditation practices to new ... More


Making Mindfulness Appealing

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter traces the process through which contemplatives transformed Buddhist meditation into many contemplative subcultures to resonate with specific professional audiences in science, business, ... More


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