Courtesans and Tantric Consorts
Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography and Ritual
By (author) Serinity Young
Normal Price: $58.99
Your Price: $53.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Courtesans and Tantric Consorts by Serinity Young
Book DescriptionThe wisest teachings of Buddhism say that, like all oppositions, one must move beyond gender. But as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, tell different, and often contradictory, stories. In Courtesans and Tantric Consorts, Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographic depictions, and ritual practices revealing Buddhism's deep struggles with gender. Juxtaposing empowering images of women with their textual repudiation, beginning with the Buddha himself who abandoned his wife; tantric courtesans who are considered necessary to male enlightenment with fertility rituals designed to ensure male offspring; tales of gender-bending gods and goddesses with all male heavens; Serinity Young draws on a vast range of sources to reveal the colourful, and often troubling, mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality.
Buy Courtesans and Tantric Consorts book by Serinity Young from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415914833
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Serinity Young
Courtesans and Tantric Consorts, Hardback (March 2004)» View all books by Serinity Young
In "Courtesans and Tantric Consorts", Serenity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographics depictions and ritual practices, revealing the colourful mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Courtesans and Tantric Consorts book by Serinity Young and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.