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Buddhist nuns and gendered practice in search of the female renunciant

Author: Nirmala S Salgado
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nirmala S. Salgado offers a study of the politics of representation of Buddhist nuns. Challenging assumptions about writing on gender and Buddhism, Salgado raises important theoretical questions about the applicability of liberal feminist concepts and language to the practices of Buddhist nuns.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nirmala S Salgado
ISBN: 9780199760022 0199760020 9780199345120 0199345120
OCLC Number: 869486248
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Part I Narration ; 1 Decolonizing Female Renunciation ; 2 Institutional Discourse and Everyday Practice ; 3 Buddhism, Power, and Practice ; Part II Identity ; 4 Invisible Nuns ; 5 Subjects of Renunciation ; 6 Becoming Bhikkhunis, Becoming Theravada ; Part III Empowerment ; 7 Renunciation and "Empowerment" ; 8 Global Empowerment and the Renunciant Everyday ; Notes ; Works Cited ; Index
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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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