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Burma's mass lay meditation movement : Buddhism and the cultural construction of power

Author: Ingrid Jordt
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2007.
Series: Research in international studies., Southeast Asia series ;, no. 115.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. This revitalization movement has had real consequences for how the oppressive military junta, in power since the early 1960s, governs the country. Drawing on more than ten years of extensive fieldwork in Burma, Ingrid Jordt explains how vipassana meditation has  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Jordt
ISBN: 9780896802551 0896802558
OCLC Number: 156817276
Description: xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Rise of the New Laity and the Restitution of the Ternary Order --
2. The Phenomenology of Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation --
3. Sacred Giving and the Politics of Sincerity --
4. The Double Order of Law Monks Gender; and Resistance --
5. From Relations of Power to Relations of Authority The Dynamics of Symbolic Legitimacy.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Southeast Asia series ;, no. 115.
Responsibility: Ingrid Jordt.
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