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Extra resources for Buddhism and Transgression: The Appropriation of Buddhism in the Contemporary West
In short, in order to account for the emergence of such a notion, the dialogue that exists between Foucault’s major works, and which is seldom spoken of, is focused on in the interest of thematizing what is said, within its parameters, about the tension that pervades the contemporary discursive terrain. 28 Following on from this, while Chapter Four involves an overview of the various phases of the discursive apparatus that has mediated Western involvement with Tibet, Chapters Five to Seven are orientated around a consideration of literature that exhibits a negative response, on the part of contemporary Western subjects, to the above mentioned increasingly acute discursive tension of both their society and the form of subjectivity constituted in relation to it.
In short, where this is the case, Buddhism becomes ornamental rather than utilitarian in orientation. introduction 5 the science of the West became an object of fascination for the East. However, upon closer inspection, what emerges into conspicuousness is that such negotiation involved less a process of creative hybridity, and more the increasing co-option of the Buddhism of the East by the science of the West. 9 9 As will no doubt be noticed, this perspective stands in marked contrast to the more optimistic perspective on the matter articulated by David McMahan in The Making of Buddhist Modernism.
Introduction 15 Blofeld’s The Wheel of Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist, and Anagarika Govinda’s autobiographical The Way of the White Clouds, will be explored. In short, on the one hand, this exploration will entail a thematization of the different ways in which, and the different degrees to which, each of these texts constitutes a negative response to the various manifestations of what Foucault terms disciplinary/biopower in the West. That is, firstly, the regimentation of space and time, secondly, the process of intensified individualization through the dossier, thirdly, the augmentation of panoptical surveillance, fourthly, the deployment of sexuality, and fifthly, the proliferation of secularized/ medicalized confession, along with the transcendent orientated implicit founding assumptions of each.