Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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.
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Gurewitz, Kylie, "Mindful of a Profit: A Critical Analysis of Meditation Apps in the Context of Neoliberalism and Western Constructions of Religion." (2019). Summer Research. 341.
University of Puget Sound