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Innovative Buddhist Women: Swimming Against the Stream
by Karma Tsomo
Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in traditional Buddhist cultures and, increasingly, the west.
Published July 25th 2000 by Routledge/Curzon
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This book is more about women's studies in Buddhism rather than feminists dialogue with Buddhists. I find the research articles very high quality in their own right, yet I sense that a certain gender-inclusiveness is missing in the methodology of their research. I would rather try a different approach which is more gender-inclusive because the dynamics among genders in Buddhism is very complex therefore more interesting. It is not possible to separate women from men, I don't like this dichotomy ...more