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The Resource Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

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Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Title
Discipline and Debate
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the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
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Language
eng
Summary
The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a religion of non-violence, compassion, and world peace, but this does not reflect how monks learn their vocation. This book shows how monasteries use harsh methods to make monks of men, and how this tradition is changing as modernist reformers--like the Dalai Lama--adopt liberal and democratic ideals, such as natural rights and individual autonomy. In the first in-depth account of disciplinary practices at a Tibetan monastery in India, Michael Lempert looks closely at everyday education rites--from debate to reprimand and corporal punishment. His analysis explores how the idioms of violence inscribed in these socialization rites help produce educated, moral persons but in ways that trouble Tibetans who aspire to modernity. Bringing the study of language and social interaction to our understanding of Buddhism for the first time, Lempert shows and why liberal ideals are being acted out by monks in India, offering a provocative alternative view of liberalism as a globalizing discourse
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EBLCP
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
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Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnz46
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Technical Note on Transcription and Research Methods; Introduction: Liberal Sympathies; Part One: Debate; 1. Dissensus by Design; 2. Debate as a Rite of Institution; 3. Debate as a Diasporic Pedagogy; Part Two: Discipline; 4. Public Reprimand Is Serious Theatre; 5. Affected Signs, Sincere Subjects; Conclusion: The Liberal Subject, in Pieces; Notes; References; Index
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1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520952010
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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