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Author Bernstein, Anya.

Title Religious bodies politic : rituals of sovereignty in Buryat buddhism / Anya Bernstein
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Buddhism and modernity
Buddhism and modernity.
Contents Introduction -- Pilgrims, fieldworkers, and secret agents: Buryat buddhologists and a Eurasian imaginary -- Sovereign bodies: death, reincarnation, and border crossings in the transnational terrain -- The post-Soviet treasure hunt: new sacred histories and geographies -- Disciplining the monastic body: Buryat monks and nuns -- The body as gift: gender, the dead, and exchange in the chöd ritual economy -- Buddhism after socialism: money and morality in the world of Saṃsāra -- Epilogue: Bodies, gifts, and sovereignty
Summary Religious Bodies Politic examines the complex relationship between transnational religion and politics through the lens of one cosmopolitan community in Siberia: Buryats, who live in a semiautonomous republic within Russia with a large Buddhist population. Looking at religious transformation among Buryats across changing political economies, Anya Bernstein argues that under conditions of rapid social change-such as those that accompanied the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, and the fall of the Soviet Union-Buryats have used Buddhist "body politics" to articulate their relationship not only wi
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Subject Buddhism -- Russia (Federation) -- Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡
Buddhist monasticism and religious orders -- Russia (Federation) -- Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡
Buriats -- Religion
Eurasian school -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- Russia (Federation) -- Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡
Buddhism.
Buddhism.
Buddhist monasticism and religious orders.
Buriats -- Religion.
Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
Philosophy & Religion.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Religion.
Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡ (Russia) -- Religious life and customs -- 21st century
Russia (Federation) -- Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022607269X
9780226072692