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High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)

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An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that was a major departure from "folk" or "popular" Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is the first to integrate social scientific and historical modes of analysis in a study of the Sherpa monasteries and one of the very few to attempt such an account for Buddhist monasteries anywhere. Combining ethnographic and oral-historical methods, she scrutinizes the interplay of political and cultural factors in the events culminating in the foundings. Her work constitutes a major advance both in our knowledge of Sherpa Buddhism and in the integration of anthropological and historical modes of analysis.

At the theoretical level, the book contributes to an emerging theory of "practice," an explanation of the relationship between human intentions and actions on the one hand, and the structures of society and culture that emerge from and feed back upon those intentions and actions on the other. It will appeal not only to the increasing number of anthropologists working on similar problems but also to historians anxious to discover what anthropology has to offer to historical analysis. In addition, it will be essential reading for those interested in Nepal, Tibet, the Sherpa, or Buddhism in general.

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An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century a religious development that was a major departure from 'folk' or 'popular' Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is the first to integrate social scientific and historical modes of analysis in a study of the Sherpa monasteries and one of the very few to attempt such an account for Buddhist monasteries anywhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691028439
Author:
Ortner, Sherry B
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Ortner, Sherry B.
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Sherpa (Nepalese people)
Subject:
Sherpa
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Buddhism -- Nepal.
Subject:
Asi
Subject:
an and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
Series Volume:
v. 545
Publication Date:
September 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
9.24x6.12x.67 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century a religious development that was a major departure from 'folk' or 'popular' Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is the first to integrate social scientific and historical modes of analysis in a study of the Sherpa monasteries and one of the very few to attempt such an account for Buddhist monasteries anywhere.
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