Sarah-Jane Page, Ph.D. (2010), University of Nottingham, is Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University. She has published extensively on religion in relation to gender and sexuality, in journals and edited collections. She co-wrote the monograph, Religious & Sexual Identities: A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Adults (Ashgate, 2013).
Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, Ph.D. (1995), University of Surrey, is Professor of Sociology at University of Nottingham. He has published numerous monographs, edited volumes, and journal articles on religion and sexuality, including the co-authored Cosmopolitan Dharma: Race, Sexuality, and Gender in British Buddhism (Brill, 2016).
Scholars and postgraduate students in Buddhism studies; sociology of religion; sociology of youth; and gender and sexuality studies. The book will also appeal to ‘lay’ readers such as Buddhist practitioners and leaders.
"One feature of the changing global religious landscape is the persistent fascination with Buddhism in the West. Sara-Jane Page and Andrew Yip's book addresses this through a sociological analysis of how young people in the West practice their Buddhist faith."
Tobias Brandner, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mission Studies 34 (2017)
"I highly recommend this book for academic libraries, and for students of religious studies, the social sciences, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, and contemporary Euro-American culture. It will have an enduring place in the literature of contemporary religion."
F. Tedesco, Tampa Bay, Florida, Journal of Empirical Theology Volume 30 (2017)
"The book is an interesting read for anybody interested in Buddhism as lived by individuals in a 21st century context. Based on the insights of this study, interesting research questions can be constructed that can lead to more research on young adults within multi-religious and post-secular Western societies."
Mariske Westendorp, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, Reading Religion, November 16, 2017