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Morals, Conduct, and Community

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the campaigns of Buddhist lay associations to reform morals and manners among Buddhists, shaping a growing sense of moral community. Drawing on previously unexamined primary ... More


Introduction: Buddhist Nuns and Gendered 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/9780199760022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The idea of globalatinization, introduced by Derrida and developed by Arvind-Pal Mandair, helps in assessing the adequacy of concepts, paradigms, and language hitherto used to translate the lives of ... More


Invisible Nuns

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/9780199760022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4, like chapters 5 and 6, questions the construction of the “identity” of the Buddhist nun. Including a reading of canonical texts with thinking about contemporary practices, it focuses on ... More


Renunciation and “Empowerment”

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/9780199760022.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter suggests that the scholarly framing of nuns’ stories of freedom in renunciation is limited by its embeddedness in liberal notions of empowerment. Although the language of liberalism and ... More


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