Charming cadavers : horrific figurations of the feminine in Indian Buddhist hagiographic literature (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Charming cadavers : horrific figurations of the feminine in Indian Buddhist hagiographic literature

Author: Liz Wilson
Publisher: Chicago, IL ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Series: Women in culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of sexuality, desire, the body and women, Liz Wilson investigates first-millennium Buddhist notions of spirituality. She argues that despite the marginal role women played in monastic  Read more...

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Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Wilson
ISBN: 0226900533 9780226900537 0226900541 9780226900544
OCLC Number: 33897444
Description: xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Celibacy and the social world --
"Like a boil with nine openings": Buddhist constructions of the body and their south Asian milieu --
Fale advertising exposed: horrific figurations of the feminine in Pāli hagiography --
Lead us now into temptation: countering Samsāric duplicity with Dharmic deceptions --
Seeing through the gendered "I": the nun's story.
Series Title: Women in culture and society.
Responsibility: Liz Wilson.
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