Power of Denial - Buddhism, Purity, and Gender

ISBN-10: 0691091714
ISBN-13: 9780691091716
Edition: 2003
Authors: Bernard Faure
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Description: Bernard Faure moves from his earlier focus on male monastic sexuality (in his book 'The Red Thread') to Buddhist conceptions of women. He argues that Buddhism is neither as sexist nor as egalitarian as usually thought.

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Book details

List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Bernard Faure moves from his earlier focus on male monastic sexuality (in his book 'The Red Thread') to Buddhist conceptions of women. He argues that Buddhism is neither as sexist nor as egalitarian as usually thought.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Soaring and Settling"-Too Soon?
The Cultural Approach
Gender Revisited
Gendering Buddhism
Buddhism And Women
The Second Order
The Evolution of the Female Sanngha
The Female Order in Japan
The Issue of Ordination
Sociological Context(s)38 Sorely Missed
Nunhood and Feminism
The Rhetoric of Subordination
A Theodicy of Disprivilege
The Five Obstacles and the Three Dependences
A Case of Blood Poisoning
Drinking from the Blood Bowl
The "Facts" of Life
The Red and the White
The Rhetoric of Salvation
The Legend of the Naga-Girl
Becoming Male
Interpretative Divergences
Amida's Vow and Its Implications
A Feminine Topos
The Rhetoric of Equality
Gender Equality in Mahayana
Gender Equality in Vajrayana
Chan/Zen Egalitarianism
Imagining Buddhist Women
Monks, Mothers, and Motherhood
Bad Mothers
The Ambivalent Mother
The Forsaken Mother
The Changing Image of Motherhood
Varieties of Motherly Experience
Mad Mothers
The Law of Alliance
Conflicting Images
Women in the Life of the Buddha
Queens, Empresses, and Other Impressive Ladies
Eminent Nuns
Femmes Fataies
Of Women and Jewels
Women Against Buddhism
Crossing the Line
The Utopian Topos
Kukai's Mother
The Kekkai Stone
Conflicting Interpretations
The Symbolic Reading of Transgression
The Kekkai and the Logic of Muen
Chapters Women on the Move
The "Nuns of Kumano"
What's in a Name
Down by the River
The Monk and the Bayadegrave;re
The Discourteous Courtesan
Paradigms
The Power of Women
The Myth of Tamayorihime
The Miko and the Monk
Women on the Edge
Women, Dragons, and Snakes
Afterthoughts
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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