Charming Cadavers (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
276
Utgivningsdatum
1996-12-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
Stimpson, Catharine (foreword)
Illustrationer
10 halftones
Dimensioner
230 x 150 x 15 mm
Vikt
380 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226900544
Charming Cadavers (häftad)

Charming Cadavers

Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature

Häftad Engelska, 1996-12-01
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In this study of sexuality, desire, the body, and women, Liz Wilson investigates first-millennium Buddhist notions of spirituality. She argues that despite the marginal role women played in monastic life, they occupied a very conspicuous place in Buddhist hagiographic literature. In narratives used for the edification of Buddhist monks, women's bodies in decay (diseased, dying, and after death) served as a central object for meditation, inspiring spiritual growth through sexual abstention and repulsion in the immediate world. Taking up a set of universal concerns connected with the representation of women, Wilson displays the pervasiveness of an drocentrism in Buddhist literature and practice.
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