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The Resource A Bull of a Man : Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism, John Powers

A Bull of a Man : Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism, John Powers

Label
A Bull of a Man : Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism
Title
A Bull of a Man
Title remainder
Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
John Powers
Title variation
Images of masculinity, sex, and the body in Indian Buddhism
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The androgynous, asexual Buddha of contemporary popular imagination stands in stark contrast to the muscular, virile, and sensual figure presented in Indian Buddhist texts. In early Buddhist literature and art, the Buddha's perfect physique and sexual prowess are important components of his legend as the world's "ultimate man." ... In this groundbreaking study of previously unexplored aspects of the early Buddhist tradition, John Powers skillfully adapts methodological approaches from European and North American historiography to the study of early Buddhist literature, art, and iconography, highlighting aspects of the tradition that have been surprisingly invisible in earlier scholarship. The book focuses on the figure of the Buddha and his monastic followers to show how they were constructed as paragons of masculinity, whose powerful bodies and compelling sexuality attracted women, elicited admiration from men, and convinced skeptics of their spiritual attainments."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, John
Dewey number
294.3/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BQ4570.M365
LC item number
P68 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • Buddhist literature
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Masculinity
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist literature
  • India
  • Männlichkeit
  • Männerbild
  • Körper
  • Buddhismus
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Indien
Label
A Bull of a Man : Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism, John Powers
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimate man -- A manly monk -- Sex and the single monk -- The problem with bodies -- The company of men -- The greater men of the greater vehicle -- Adepts and sorcerers
Control code
650350250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674054431
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1349qs4
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650350250
Label
A Bull of a Man : Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism, John Powers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimate man -- A manly monk -- Sex and the single monk -- The problem with bodies -- The company of men -- The greater men of the greater vehicle -- Adepts and sorcerers
Control code
650350250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674054431
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1349qs4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650350250

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