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The Resource Making fields of merit : Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand, Monica Lindberg Falk

Making fields of merit : Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand, Monica Lindberg Falk

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Making fields of merit : Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand
Title
Making fields of merit
Title remainder
Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Monica Lindberg Falk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Religion plays a central role in Thai society with Buddhism intertwined in the daily lives of the people. Religion also plays an important role in establishing gender boundaries. The growth in recent decades of self-governing nunneries and the increasing interest of Thai women in a Buddhist monastic life are notable changes in the religion - gender dynamic." "This anthropological study addresses religion and gender relations through the lens of the lives, actions, and roles in Thai society of an order of Buddhist nuns (mae chii). It presents a unique ethnography of Thai Buddhist nuns, examines what it implies to be a female ascetic in contemporary Thailand, and analyzes how the ordained state for women fits into the wider gender patterns found in Thai society."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falk, Monica Lindberg
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ6160.T4
LC item number
F35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Women in Buddhism
  • Buddhist convents
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Bhikkuni
  • Buddhismus
  • Frauenorden
  • Thailand
Label
Making fields of merit : Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand, Monica Lindberg Falk
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Göteborg University, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275) 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
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction. Buddhist female ascetics in Thai society; 2. Gender orders and gendering renunciation -- past and present; 3. Themes of going forth; 4. Transcending the lay realm; 5. Mae chii communities and the making of a mae chii; 6. Gender and the fields of merit; 7. A religious field in transition; 8. Mae chiis' quest for education; 9. Struggles for legal recognition; 10. Summary and conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
131069132
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780295987262
Lccn
2007020602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)131069132
Label
Making fields of merit : Buddhist female ascetics and gendered orders in Thailand, Monica Lindberg Falk
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Göteborg University, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275) 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
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction. Buddhist female ascetics in Thai society; 2. Gender orders and gendering renunciation -- past and present; 3. Themes of going forth; 4. Transcending the lay realm; 5. Mae chii communities and the making of a mae chii; 6. Gender and the fields of merit; 7. A religious field in transition; 8. Mae chiis' quest for education; 9. Struggles for legal recognition; 10. Summary and conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Control code
131069132
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780295987262
Lccn
2007020602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)131069132

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