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Violence of Liberation Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

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ISBN-10: 0520250605

ISBN-13: 9780520250604

Edition: 2007

Authors: Charlene E. Makley

List price: $31.95
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This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides a groundbreaking account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of China. Drawing from 13 years of archival research and fieldwork in and around the famous Geluk sect Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Charlene Makley situates the process of incorporation in the violent upheavals of Maoist socialist transformation that took place from 1950 through the 1970s and in the transition to globalization via Deng Xiaoping's capitalist market forms of the 1980s and 1990s. Synthesizing social theory drawn from anthropology, political economy, gender studies, and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Charlene E. Makley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Reed College.

List of Illustrations
Notes on Transliteration
Introduction: Bodies of Power
Fatherlands: Mapping Masculinities
Father State: Socialist Transformation and Gendered Historiography
Mother Home: Circumarabulation, Femininities, and the Ambiguous Mobility of Women
Consuming Women: Consumption, Sexual Politics, and the Dangers of Mixing
Monks Are Men Too: Domesticating Monastic Subjects-
Epilogue: Quandaries of Agency
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