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The Resource Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas, Kim Gutschow

Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas, Kim Gutschow

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Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas
Title
Being a Buddhist nun
Title remainder
the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
Kim Gutschow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kim Gutschow has lived for three years among a group of nuns in the Indian Himalayas, collecting their stories and studying their lives. Her book offers the first comprehensive ethnography of Buddhist monastic culture from the perspective of nuns." "Gutschow depicts a gender hierarchy where monks direct and nuns serve in the very fields and houses blessed by monastic rites. Looking at historical social patterns of patronage as well as recent cultural shifts in feminism, globalism, and politics, she investigates the changing balance of power between monks and nuns. Most recently, nuns have begun to engage in everyday acts of resistance and subversion to contest the predominant power of monks." "A picture of the culture of female monasticism, the book also presents an account of the physical and mental rigors of upholding a Buddhist discipline of detachment. The exploitation of the beliefs and practices of these Buddhist nuns offers insight into the relationships between Buddhist men and women as well as the tension between individual religious devotion and secular society in South Asia today."--BOOK JACKET
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270084
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gutschow, Kim
Dewey number
  • 294.3/657/08209546
  • 294.3657082095496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ6160.I42
LC item number
J365 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
  • Enlightenment (Buddhism)
  • Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Enlightenment (Buddhism)
  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
  • India
  • Boeddhisme
  • Nonnen
  • Emancipatie
  • Bhikkuni
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Bhikkuni
  • Jammu and Kashmir
Target audience
adult
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the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas
Label
Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas, Kim Gutschow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gendering monasticism -- Locating Buddhism in Zangskar -- The Buddhist economy of merit -- The Buddhist traffic in women -- Becoming a nun -- Why nuns cannot be monks -- Can nuns gain enlightenment? -- Monasticism and modernity
Control code
ocm54081555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 333 pages
Isbn
9780674012875
Lccn
2004040573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54081555
Label
Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas, Kim Gutschow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gendering monasticism -- Locating Buddhism in Zangskar -- The Buddhist economy of merit -- The Buddhist traffic in women -- Becoming a nun -- Why nuns cannot be monks -- Can nuns gain enlightenment? -- Monasticism and modernity
Control code
ocm54081555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 333 pages
Isbn
9780674012875
Lccn
2004040573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54081555

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