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Aesthetics of Emotions and Affective Bonds: Monastic Recruitment in Two Sri Lankan Villages

Jeffrey Samuels

in Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the roles that aesthetics and affective bonds play in influencing and determining the kinds of lifelong choices that people make toward the sangha and society. It posits that ... More


Aesthetic-Affective Social Networks and Monastic Recruitment

Jeffrey Samuels

in Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the role of social networks in monastic recruitment. Examining the role that lay temple advocates and parents of Buddhist novices play in guiding potential recruits to certain ... More


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