Religious bodies politic : rituals of sovereignty in Buryat buddhism (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Religious bodies politic : rituals of sovereignty in Buryat buddhism

Author: Anya Bernstein
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Series: Buddhism and modernity
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Pilgrims, fieldworkers, and secret agents: Buryat buddhologists and a Eurasian imaginary -- Sovereign bodies: death, reincarnation, and border crossings in the transnational terrain -- The post-Soviet treasure hunt: new sacred histories and geographies -- Disciplining the monastic body: Buryat monks and nuns -- The body as gift: gender, the dead, and exchange in the chöd ritual economy -- Buddhism  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anya Bernstein
ISBN: 9780226072722 022607272X
OCLC Number: 871561151
Description: xvi, 258 Seiten . : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity
Responsibility: Anya Bernstein.

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Examines the complex relationship between transnational religion and politics through the lens of one cosmopolitan community in Siberia: Buryats, who live in a semiautonomous republic within Russia  Read more...

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