Downshifters’ Religion? The case of Leo Babauta’s Minimalism

Authors

  • Andrzej Kasperek University of Silesia in Katowice

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.40609

Keywords:

implicit religion, Leo Babauta, consumerism, minimalism, simplicity, mindfulness

Abstract

This article presents an analysis of the works of Leo Babauta, an American minimalist, through the category of implicit religion. Minimalism, as an example of anti-consumerism, is juxtaposed here with consumerism, yet the latter will also be handled in this study in religious studies. In the analysis of Babauta’s works, particular attention will be paid to two categories: simplicity and mindfulness. Applying the perspective of implicit religion enables one to go beyond the simple binary of religious/non-religious (sacred/secular), broadening the research area with a phenomenon traditionally attributed to the non-religious sphere. 

Author Biography

Andrzej Kasperek, University of Silesia in Katowice

Associate Professor of the University of Silesia in Katowice

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Published

2021-07-20

How to Cite

Kasperek, A. (2021). Downshifters’ Religion? The case of Leo Babauta’s Minimalism. Implicit Religion, 23(3), 277–292. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.40609

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