For example, I was hanging out in Disney-ized China, when I discovered this statue of Buddha with a pile of cash in his lap. I asked around, and discovered a cool Chinese-Buddhist ritual, that ends in a corporate giant doing something pretty charitable. Check it out, at http://ashkuff.com/blog/?p=401
So my question for OAC is this: do you see any significance in Disney (a western corporate giant) facilitating a Buddhist ritual? Does this strike you as culturally exploitative, or as cosmopolitan and forward-thinking?
--- Ashkuff | www.ashkuff.com | How to venture out of “armchair” scholarship and into action? One anthropologist tackles business, occultism and violence! He gets spooked and roughed up a lot.