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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.
"There is a wealth of information in [Ortner's] book ... a book which is not only an important theoretical contribution but also a delight to read."--Cambridge Anthropology
"Ortner has written a provocative, stunning, brilliant tour de force."--American Historical Review
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP82263075
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good DJ. Picture does not match book; 8vo; ex-library markings include stamps/labels/card pocket; DJ wrapped with clear plastic Mylar; DJ very lightly edgeworn/scuffed; light wear/scuffing to boards/spine;Illustrated; binding and hinges strong; text unmarked and clean. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29g44279
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. A clean, bright copy, with creasing to cloth at head and foot of spine, else near fine. Dust jacket has a tiny nick to the upper margin of the back as well as the remains of an old retail sticker, else very good. ; Culture/Power/History; 9.60 X 8.10 X 1.50 inches; 245 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 225062
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806910943974.0
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1989, Princeton Univ Pr, Hardcover with dustjacket. Some scratches on cover, hard crease on inside flap. Red on spine looks a little faded but red on front cover is bright. Otherwise clean, unmarked. Sherpa Buddhism, Buddhists, Cultural History, Nepal, Asia, Himalayas, Monks, Monasteries. Dustjacket now wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve for protection. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009180
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG069109439X
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good -. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. First Edition. Red cloth covered boards, gilt title in black box on spine, illustrated with b/w photos, 245 pages. Cover worn at tips of lower corners with front corner bumped. Text is clean. Dust jacket very lightly worn - now protected in clear archival cover. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 038967
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 069109439X Hardcover with fine dust jacket. Book is in Excellent condition, pages are clean and tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18459
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 069109439X Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.1798026
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02069109439X