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Attracting the heart : social relations and the aesthetics of emotion in Sri Lankan monastic culture

Author: Jeffrey Samuels
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2010.
Series: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ethnographic study done in Sri Lanka that examines how emtion comes into play in the commitments of laypeople and monastics to each other and to Buddhism.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Samuels
ISBN: 9780824833855 0824833856
OCLC Number: 433511573
Description: xxx, 167 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Buddhism and social relations in contemporary Sri Lanka --
Narada Thero: affective bonds and the making of a social service Monk --
Aesthetics of emotions and affective bonds: monastic recruitment in two Sri Lankan villages --
Aesthetic-affective social networks and monastic recruitment --
Learning to be novices: monastic education and the construction of vocation --
Temple building as social service: family, community, and emotion --
Conclusion: social relations and the aesthetics of emotion.
Series Title: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Samuels.
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Focusing on 'multimoment' histories, this title highlights specific junctures in which ideas about recruitment, vocation, patronage, and institution-building are dynamically negotiated and refined.  Read more...

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