Faculty Advisor

Austin, Greta

Area of Study

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Abstract

This research focuses on the growing trend of meditation apps. Close analysis of three meditation apps (Headspace, Insight Timer, and Calm) reveals how meditation has been marketed as "secular" through a deliberate obfuscation of Buddhist origins. Additionally, the context and effects of neoliberal ideology and bio-morality are discussed.

Publisher

University of Puget Sound

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