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Eject the avatar. Controversies, certification and scientific paradigm in the emerging field of mindfulness meditation (France, United States)
- Sara le menestrel
The unfolding of meditation mindfulness In the most varied spaces of social life, in recent years it has provoked dissident voices within the very world that it constitutes. Faced with a market drift that is considered harmful, the producers of this field of knowledge dictate rules designed to differentiate meditation mindfulness of their avatars. This article explores the frontiers of the emerging field of mindfulness by analyzing the controversies that run through it. The competition between scientific and religious rationalities does not resist the multiple positioning of the actors that move from one context to another, in a strategy of accumulation of plural legitimacies. By claiming the epistemological renewal of research on meditation mindfulness, the “contemplative sciences” question the paradigm of “western science” and defend the dialogue between the experimental sciences and the contemplative practices.