Buddhist nuns and gendered practice : in search of the female renunciant (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Buddhist nuns and gendered practice : in search of the female renunciant

Buddhist nuns and gendered practice : in search of the female renunciant

Author: Nirmala S Salgado
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Based on extensive research in Sri Lanka and interviews with Theravada and Tibetan nuns from around the world, Salgado's groundbreaking study urges a rethinking of female renunciation. How are scholarly accounts complicit in reinscribing imperialist stories about the subjectivity of Buddhist women? How do key Buddhist "concepts" such as dukkha, samsara, and sila ground female renunciant practice? Salgado's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nirmala S Salgado
ISBN: 9780199760015 0199760012 9780199760022 0199760020
OCLC Number: 810273646
Description: xii, 319 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Buddhist nuns and gendered practice --
Part I: Narration. Decolonizing female renunciation ; Institutional discourse and everyday practice ; Buddhism, power, and practice --
Part II: Identity. Invisible nuns ; Subjects of renunciation ; Becoming Bhikkhunis, becoming Theravada --
Part III: Empowerment. Renunciation and "empowerment" ; Global empowerment and the renunciant everyday.
Responsibility: Nirmala S. Salgado.
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Nirmala S. Salgado offers a groundbreaking study of the politics of representation of Buddhist nuns. Challenging assumptions about writing on gender and Buddhism, Salgado raises important theoretical  Read more...


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Salgado's book is a good corrective to much scholarship on the practices and lives of Buddhist nuns, particularly in Sri Lanka, and therefore deserves serious attention by all scholars of Buddhism. * Read more...

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