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Being a Buddhist Nun

The Struggle for Enlightenment in the Himalayas

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674012875

Publication Date: 07/15/2004

Short

376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 3 maps, 2 tables

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  • Preface
  • 1. Gendering Monasticism
  • 2. Locating Buddhism in Zangskar
  • 3. The Buddhist Economy of Merit
  • 4. The Buddhist Traffic in Women
  • 5. Becoming a Nun
  • 6. Why Nuns Cannot Be Monks
  • 7. Can Nuns Gain Enlightenment?
  • 8. Monasticism and Modernity
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 2005 Sharon Stephens Prize, American Ethnological Society
  • Honorable Mention, 2004 Elli Köngas-Maranda Prize, Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society
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