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Little Buddhas

Sasson, Vanessa R. [Hrsg.]
Little Buddhas : Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions / Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. - ca. 552 S. - (AAR Religion, Culture, and History)
ISBN 978-0-19-986026-5
US$ 150,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-19-994561-0
US$ 49,95 (Paperback)
DDC: 294.3083
-- Angekündigt für Oktober 2012, laut OUP (USA) bereits lieferbar --

Consideration of children in the academic field of Religious Studies is taking root, but Buddhist Studies has yet to take notice. Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular historical contexts, and what role they continue to play in specific Buddhist contexts today. The volume is divided into two parts, one addressing the representation of children in Buddhist texts, the other children and childhoods in Buddhist cultures around the world. The ground-breaking contributions in this volume challenge the perception of irreconcilable differences between Buddhist idealism and family ties. Little Buddhas will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Buddhism and Childhood Studies, and a catalyst for further research on the topic. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. ix
List of Contributors. xi
Vanessa R. Sasson:
Introduction: Charting New Territory: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions. 1
1. Gregory Schopen:
A New Hat for Hārīti: On "Giving" Children for their Protection to Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Early India. 17
2. Amy Paris Langenberg:
Scarecrows, Upāsakas, Fetuses, and Other Child Monastics in Middle Period Indian Buddhism. 43
3. Vanessa R. Sasson:
The Buddha's "Childhood": The Foundation for the Great Departure. 75
4. Kate Crosby:
The Inheritance of Rāhula: Abandoned Child, Boy Monk, Ideal Son, and Trainee. 97
5. Miriam Levering:
The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism. 124
6. Winston Kyan:
Representing Childhood in Chinese Buddhism: The Sujati Jataka in Text and Image. 157
7. Frances Garrett:
"What Children Need": Making Childhood with Technologies of Protection and Healing. 183
8. Karen Derris:
Picturing Buddhism: Nurturing Buddhist Worldviews through Children's Books. 206
9. Jeffrey Samuels:
Ordination (Pabbajjā) as Going Forth?: Social Bonds and the Making of a Buddhist Monastic. 229
10. Thomas Borchert:
Monk and Boy: Becoming a Novice in Contemporary Sipsongpannā. 247
11. Monica Lindberg Falk:
Buddhism as a Vehicle for Girls' Safety and Education in Thailand. 266
12. Justin McDaniel:
Superheroes and Slapstick: New Media and the Teaching of Buddhist Children in Thailand. 290
13. Wei-Yi Cheng:
Once We Were...: Former Child Nuns in Taiwan Reflecting Back. 305
14. Melissa Anne-Marie Curley:
Zen-Boy Ikkyū. 326
15. Todd Lewis and Christoph Emmrich:
Marrying the "Thought Of Enlightenment": The Multivalency of Girls' Symbolic Marriage Rites in the Newar Buddhist Community of Kathmandu, Nepal. 347
16. Karma Lekshe Tsomo:
Children in Himalayan Monasteries. 374
17. Elijah Ary:
The Westernization of Tulkus. 398
18. Kristin Scheible:
"Give Me My Inheritance": Western Buddhists Raising Buddhist Children. 428
19. Hillary Rodrigues:
Young Lord Maitreya: The Curious Case of Jiddu Krishnamurti. 453
Bibliography. 483
Index. 513

VANESSA R. SASSON is Professor of Religious Studies at Marianopolis College. Profile page.

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