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The Resource Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman : a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand, Jane Bunnag, (electronic book)

Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman : a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand, Jane Bunnag, (electronic book)

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Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman : a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand
Title
Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman
Title remainder
a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Jane Bunnag
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most anthropological and sociological studies of Buddhism have concentrated on village and rural Buddhism. This is a systematic anthropological study of monastic organization and monk-layman interaction in a purely urban context in the countries where Theravada Buddhism is practised, namely, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Laos and Thailand. The material presented is based on fieldwork carried out in Ayutthaya, Central Thailand. Dr Bunnag describes and analyses the socio-economic and ritual relations existing between the monk and the lay community, and she demonstrates the way in which the role of the monk is used by some men, wittingly or otherwise, as a social stepping-stone, in that for the son of a farmer a period in the monkhood can provide the education and contacts necessary to facilitate his assimilation into the urban lay community at a social and economic level which would otherwise have been impossible. Finally, Dr Bunnag places the material presented in a broader theoretical context by reviewing it in relation to anthropological discussions concerning the nature of Thai society as a whole
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Bunnag, Jane
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ6160.T42
LC item number
P462 1973eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology
Series volume
36
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  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
  • Buddhist sociology
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand)
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Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman : a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand, Jane Bunnag, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-212) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511557576
Extent
xii, 219 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511557576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Buddhist monk, Buddhist layman : a study of urban monastic organization in Central Thailand, Jane Bunnag, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511557576
Extent
xii, 219 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511557576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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