Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

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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, analysing this through the lens of the lives, actions and role in Thai society of Buddhist nuns (mae ...

Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand 2008, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295987262

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Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand 2007, NIAS Press, Copenhagen

ISBN-13: 9788776940195

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Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand 2006, NIAS Press, Copenhagen

ISBN-13: 9788791114656

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