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Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice

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Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Part I Narration ; 1 Decolonizing Female Renunciation ; 2 Institutional Discourse and Everyday Practice ; 3 Buddhism, Power, and Practice ; Part II Identity ; 4 Invisible Nuns ; 5 Subjects of Renunciation ; 6 Becoming Bhikkhunis, Becoming Theravada ; Part III Empowerment ; 7 Renunciation and "Empowerment" ; 8 Global Empowerment and the Renunciant Everyday ; Notes ; Works Cited ; Index

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Professor of Religion, Augustana College


Salgado's book is a good corrective to much scholarship on the practices and lives of Buddhist nuns, particularly in Sri Lanka, and therefore deserves serious attention by all scholars of Buddhism. * P. O. Ingram, Choice, *

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