Alexander Soucy

Chair of Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Religious Studies

Faculty Member Information

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Alan B., Soucy Alexander. (2006)"Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground", Ecotheology 11 (3), 379-380
Chandler Stuart, Soucy Alexander. (2006)"Establishing a Pure Land on Earth: The Foguang Buddhist Perspective on Modernization and Globalization", H-Buddhism On-Line Book Review http://ww, -
Rambo A., Soucy Alexander. (2006)"2006. Searching for Vietnam: Selected Writings on Vietnamese Culture and Society", Anthropological Forum 16 (2), 205-207
Granoff Phyllis, (eds.) Koichi, Soucy Alexander. (2005)"Images in Asian Religions: Texts and Contexts", Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 34 (3-4), 583-584
Malarney Shaun, Soucy Alexander. (2005)"Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam", Studies in Religion / Sciences 34(2), 283-284
Honolulu , Soucy Alexander. (2005)"Print and Power: Confucianism, Communism and Buddhism in the making of modern Vietnam", Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 34(2), 286-287
Hickey Gerald, Soucy Alexander. (2005)"Window on a War: An Anthropologist in the Vietnam Conflict", H-War On-Line Book Review http://www, -
Queen Christopher, Prebish Charles, (eds.) Damien, Soucy Alexander. (2005)"Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism.", Journal of Buddhist Ethics 12, http://www
Bailey Greg, (eds.) Ian, Soucy Alexander. (2004)"The Sociology of early Buddhism", Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 33(3-4), 440-442
Simon Scott, Soucy Alexander. (2004)"Sweet and Sour: Life-Worlds of Taipei Women Entrepreneurs", Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology On-Line Book Reviews http://www, -
Archetti Eduardo, Soucy Alexander. (2001)"Masculinities: Football, Polo and the Tango in Argentina.", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 2(1), -
Sullivan Gerald, Soucy Alexander. (2001)"Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Highland Bali: Fieldwork Photographs of Bayung Gede, 1936- 1939", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 2(1), -
Macdonald Sharon, Soucy Alexander. (2001)"Reimagining Culture: Histories, Identities and the Gaelic Renaissance", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 2(1), -
Rofel Lisa, Soucy Alexander. (2001)"Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China After Socialism", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 2(1), -
B Linda, Soucy Alexander. (2000)"Religion, Dress and the Body", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 1(1), 130-131
Dallmayr Fred, N. G., Soucy Alexander. (2000), The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 1(2), -
Turner Victor, Soucy Alexander. (2000)"The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-structure", The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 1(1), 152
Evans Grant, Soucy Alexander. (2000)"The Politics of Ritual and Remembrance: Laos Since 1975", Canberra Anthropology 22(2), 107-109
Young Michael, Soucy Alexander. (1999), Canberra Anthropology 22(1), -
Chinh Nguyen, Soucy Alexander. (1999), Canberra Anthropology 22(1), -
Shahar Meir, P. Robert, Soucy Alexander. (1997)"Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China", The Australian Journal of Anthropology 9(1), 120-121

Book

Soucy Alexander. "The Buddha Side: Gender, Power and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam" (Winter - 2012)

Journal Articles

Soucy Alexander. "Altered Space for a New Zen in Vietnam", Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia (DORISEA) Working Papers http://www.dorisea.de/de/dorisea-working-papers (Winter - 2013), _
Soucy Alexander, Harding John, Hori Victor. "Buddhism in Canada", 2600 Years of Sambuddhatva: Global Journey of Awakening The Ministry of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka (Winter - 2012), 39-50
Soucy Alexander. "Gender and Voice in Vietnamese Buddhist Practice", Studying Buddhism in Practice Routledge (Winter - 2011), 39-50
Soucy Alexander. (Winter - 2010), 377-396
Soucy Alexander. "Asian Reformers, Global Organizations: An Exploration of the Possibility of a 'Canadian Buddhism'", Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada McGill-Queens University Press (Winter - 2010), 39-60
Sloucy Alexander, Soucy Alexander. "Language, orthodoxy and performances of authority in Vietnamese Buddhism", Journal of the American Academy of Religion - (Winter - 2009), -
Soucy Alexander. , Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Winter - 2007), 342-370
Soucy Alexander. , Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 35(1) (Winter - 2006), 107-131
Soucy Alexander. , Thinking 35(1) (Winter - 2006), 107-131
Soucy Alexander. "Improve it, don't scrap it: Microcredit no panacea, but it is helping many poor women" (Winter - 2004), 28-29
Soucy Alexander. "Pilgrims and pleasure seekers", Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam Routledge (Winter - 2003), 125-137
Soucy Alexander. "Romantic love and gender hegemony in Vietnam", Love, Sex and Power: Women in Southeast Asia Monash Asia Institute (Winter - 2001), 31-42
Soucy Alexander. "Vietnamese youth view a future for ARH", UNESCO Adolescent Education Newsletter December 3(2) (Winter - 2000), 19
Soucy Alexander. "The problem with key informants", Anthropological Forum 10(2) (Winter - 2000), 179-199
Soucy Alexander. "Vietnamese warriors, Vietnamese mothers: state imperatives in the portrayal of women", Canadian Woman Studies/ les cahiers de la femme, special issue: Women in Conflict Zones 19 (4) (Winter - 2000), 121-126
Soucy Alexander. "Adolescent reproductive health campaign in Viet Nam", Dispatches: News from UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Dec.2000/Jan.2001 (44) (Winter - 2000), 3-4
Soucy Alexander. "Bringing in the new year: Buddhist practice in northern Vietnam", Amida Magazine 5(4) (Winter - 1999), 13
Soucy Alexander. "Masculinities and Buddhist symbolism in Vietnam", Playing the Man: New Approaches to Masculinity Pluto Press (Winter - 1999), 123-134
Soucy Alexander. , Canberra Anthropology 19 (2) (Winter - 1996), 29-45
Soucy Alexander. , Journal of Religion and Culture Spring (8) (Winter - 1993), 57-72

Presentation

Soucy Alexander. "Collaborative Research on Buddhism in Canada: The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective Project", Religious Diversity in Atlantic Canada: Building Collaborative Research Capacity for the Present and the Future (Spring - 2013)
Soucy Alexander. "Political Monks for the State: New Buddhist Nationalism in Vietnam", 7th EuroSEAS Conference (Summer - 2013)
Soucy Alexander. "Global Zen/National Zen: Transformations in Buddhist Practice in Northern Vietnam", Canadian Society for the Study of Religion annual conference (Spring - 2012)
Soucy Alexander. "Religion and Transnational Connections: Reflections on How to Approach the Study of Religions and Ethnicity in Canada", The Study of Religion in Atlantic Canada: Diverse Disciplines, Theories, Methods, and Contexts (Spring - 2012)
Soucy Alexander. "Altered Space for a New Zen in Vietnam", Religion, Place and Modernity in East and Southeast Asia: Comparative Perspectives on the Placing of Religion in the Context of Modernity" (DORISEA-Workshop) (Fall - 2012)
Soucy Alexander. "Zenning Vietnamese Buddhism: Discourses and Orthodoxies of Global Vietnamese Buddhism", 60 Years of Anthropology at the Australian National University (Fall - 2011)
Soucy Alexander. "Revitalisation and Nostalgia: Forces of Change in Diasporic Vietnamese Buddhism", Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program Conference: "Buddhism in Canada: Global Causes, Local Conditions." (Fall - 2010)
Soucy Alexander, Crooks Shelagh. "Learning about Learning: The Curriculum Design Project", housie University Conference on University Teaching and Learning (Winter - 2010)
Soucy Alexander. ""Outpost" Buddhist Practice: Vietnamese Buddhism in Halifax", The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Conference: Buddhism and Diaspora. (Spring - 2010)
Soucy Alexander. "From Bodhi to Birch Tree: The Great Pine Forest Monastery and the Nativisation of Vietnamese Buddhism to Canada", American Academy of Religion Annual Conference (Fall - 2009)
Soucy Alexander. "Asian Reformers, Global Organisations: An Exploration of the Possibility of a Canadian Buddhism", AST-Saint Mary's Colloquium in Theology and Religious Studies (Winter - 2009)
Soucy Alexander. "Of Vampires and Teenage Girls: A Discussion of Liminality in the Film "Twilight"", Pollok Lectures 2009: Forbidden Territory: Theology and Religious Studies in Conversation in the panel "Vampires and Werewolves: what the disciplines of Theology and Religious Studies say about bridging the divide between religion and popular culture" (Fall - 2009)
Soucy Alexander. "Conspicuous Devotion: Competition in the Pagoda", Sixth Euroviet Conference (Spring - 2008)
Soucy Alexander. "Wedding Invitations and Relationship Negotiation in Hanoi", The Anthropology of Vietnam (Fall - 2007)
Soucy Alexander. "The Contested authority of a Canadian-Vietnamese Buddhist Nun", AAR Eastern International Regional Meeting (Spring - 2007)
Soucy Alexander. "Past Politics: Group Affiliations and Divisions in the Vietnamese-Canadian Buddhist Communities", Canadian Asian Studies Association 2006 Conference (Fall - 2006)
Soucy Alexander. "American Buddhists in Canada: An Exploration of Buddhism as Cultural Baggage", Canadian Society for the Study of Religion annual conference (Spring - 2006)
Soucy Alexander. "The Re-invention of Vietnamese Zen", Canadian Society for the Study of Religion annual conference (Spring - 2005)
Soucy Alexander. "Buddhism in Canada", Discussant in the Roundtable on Religion and Ethnicity in Canada, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion annual conference (Spring - 2005)
Soucy Alexander. "Nationalism, globalism and the re-establishment of the Truc Lam Thien Buddhist Sect in Northern Vietnam", Vietnam Update 2005 Conference, Not by Rice Alone: Making Sense of Spirituality in Reform Era Vietnam (Summer - 2005)
Soucy Alexander. "Consuming 'loc' creating 'on'", Canadian Society for the Study of Religion annual conference (Spring - 2004)
Soucy Alexander. "Making a media impact" (Winter - 2004)
Soucy Alexander. "The Importance of advocacy" (Winter - 2003)
Soucy Alexander. "The language of authority: gender and religious practice in Hanoi" (Fall - 2001)
Soucy Alexander. "Masculinity and reproductive health: the imperatives of an integrated approach to gender", Donour Group Meeting on Gender (Spring - 2000)
Soucy Alexander. "The problem with key informants" (Summer - 1999)
Soucy Alexander. "The ritual experts: language, orthodoxy and the assertion of authority in Vietnamese Buddhism", Joint Anthropology Seminar Series (Winter - 1999)
Soucy Alexander. "Romantic love and gender hegemony in Vietnam: a preliminary exploration" (Fall - 1999)
Soucy Alexander. "Masculinities and Buddhist symbolism in Vietnam" (Fall - 1998)
Soucy Alexander. (Fall - 1998)
Soucy Alexander. (Fall - 1998)
Soucy Alexander. "Gendered practice and interpretation in Vietnamese Buddhism" (Fall - 1998)
Soucy Alexander. "Where have all the young men gone? Men, women and religious practice in Hanoi", Joint Anthropology Seminar Series (Fall - 1998)
Soucy Alexander. "Loose-tongued women and men who side with their wives against their parents: representations of gender in Chinese hell" (Fall - 1996)
Soucy Alexander. "Gender, identity and Buddhist practice in Vietnam", Graduate Program in Anthropology Seminar Series (Summer - 1996)
Soucy Alexander. "Baths of blood: men and women in Taiwanese depictions of hell", Graduate Program in Anthropology Seminar Series (Fall - 1996)
Soucy Alexander. (Winter - 1996)
Soucy Alexander. "Gender structure and temple tasks in a Vietnamese Buddhist pagoda", American Academy of Religion, Eastern Region Annual Conference (Winter - 1994)

Editorial Work

Soucy Alexander, Harding John, Victor Sogen. (Ed.) (2010) Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press

Other Publications

Soucy Alexander. "World Bank Spending on Tuberculosis"
RESULTS Canada (Summer - 2005)
Soucy Alexander.
RESULTS Canada (Spring - 2004)
Soucy Alexander. "Umbrella Project: The Alliances project (RAS/98/P56)"
EC/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health: Annual Report 2000 (Summer - 2000)