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Gregory Price Grieve

Gregory Price Grieve researches and teaches in the intersection of South Asian religions, New Media, and postmodern and pluralistic approaches to the study of religion. Grieve is associate professor of Religious Studies and the Director of MERGE: A Network for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Schoarship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of numerous articles, the monograph Retheorizing Religion in Nepal and the co-editor of the edited volume Historicizing Tradition in the Study of Religion. Grieve has been a research fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the Center for Religion and Media at New York University. He is currently working on a book titled, Digital Dharma: Buddhism, Second Life and the Reenchantment of Late Modernity, which analyzes Second Life's Zen Buddhist cluster to comprehend the early effort of practitioners to reshape religious practices on the virtual frontier. **Areas of Academic Interest: * South Asian religions with an emphasis in Himalayan traditions * Theories and methods for the study of religion * Ethnography of religion * Religion, art and visual culture

There are 6 included publications by Gregory Price Grieve :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Cosmological Corrections: Mapping the Ideological Construction of Traditional Places in Bhaktapur, Nepal. 2004 218 On October 3, 1997, the mayor of Bhaktapur, Nepal, Prem Suwal, delivered a speech at the inauguration of the city's Tourist Motor Park. He stressed how the newly built complex would increase Bhaktapur's value as a "Traditional City" by cleaning up po...
Forging a Mandalic Space: Bhaktapur, Nepal‘s Cow Procession and the Improvisation of Tradition. 2004 1117 In 1995, as part of Bhaktapur, Nepal‘s Cow Procession, the new suburban neighborhood of Suryavinayak celebrated a ?forged? goat sacrifice. Forged religious practices seem enigmatic if one assumes that traditional practice consists only of the blind i...
Imagining a Virtual Religious Community: Neo-pagans on The Internet. 1995 2157 Anyone who has spent time exploring the Internet cannot help but notice the prevalence of Neo-Paganism. This paper answers the seeming paradox of why neo-Paganism, a self-proclaimed nature religion, pervades cyberspace. What defines the social space ...
The Rubin Museum of Art: Re-framing Religion for Aesthetic Spirituality. 2006 604 Opened in New York on October 2, 2004, the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA)'s mission is "to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art."1 The seed for...
Signs Of Tradition: Compiling a History of Development, Politics, and Tourism in Bhaktapur, Nepal 2003 241 The quickest route from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur is via the express bus that turns off the Arniko Highway and heads uphill through the Silaghari Forest area. As one turns the corner, the first object that one sees is a large red Coca-Cola sign. Under t...
Symbol, Idol And Murti: Hindu God-images and the Politics of Mediation 2003 843 South Asian god-images challenge scriptural understandings of religion. Scripturalism is a pattern of mediation that reifies texts as ahistorical and uses them to legitimise specific regimes of practices and beliefs. In scripturalism, the divine is v...