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Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Nirmala S. Salgado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book centers on narratives about female renunciation in Buddhism as well as the construction of gender and renunciant identity in the study of Buddhist nuns. Focusing on research about Buddhist ... More


Buddhism, Power, and Practice

Nirmala S. Salgado

in Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes “Western” and “non-Western” (Sri Lankan) scholarly narratives of the Eight Revered Conditions (putative rules associated with the first ordination of early bhikkhunīs), which ... More


Becoming Bhikkhunis, Becoming Theravada

Nirmala S. Salgado

in Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the category of “Theravada” in relation to questions of monastic seniority and power in the debates about Theravada bhikkhunī upasampadās. Using the work of Ananda Abeysekara, ... More


The Violence of Gender Discrimination

Michael Jerryson

in If You Meet the Buddha on the Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190683566
eISBN:
9780190683597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683566.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter reviews the doctrinal and historical controversy surrounding the ordination of women in Buddhist traditions. In the contemporary period, Theravāda female monastic orders have attempted ... More


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