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The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Jaime Kucinskas


From the halls of the Ivy League to the C-suite at Fortune 500 companies, this book reveals the people behind the mindfulness movement, and the engine they built to propel mindfulness into public consciousness. Based on over a hundred interviews with meditating scientists, religious leaders, educators, businesspeople, and investors, this book shows how this highly accomplished, affluent group has popularized meditation as a tool for health, happiness, and social reform over the past forty years. Rather than working through temples or using social movement tactics like protest to improve societ ... More

Keywords: mindfulness, social movements, spirituality, Buddhism, cultural movement, field theory, authenticity, religious practice, contemplative, meditation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190881818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190881818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaime Kucinskas, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hamilton College