Reconnecting the lost lineage: challenges to institutional denial of Buddhist Women's Monasticism in Thailand
This anthropological thesis examines the complexity of the relationship between women's monasticism, gender and institutional Buddhism in the social and political context of Thailand. It starts by asking a simple, but persistent, question as to why it is difficult for women to gain full access to monasticism and be formally recognized in their capacity as ordained monastics. Three other questions also guide the direction of this study, namely: Despite the difficulty just mentioned, what has...[Show more]
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