Mother Home

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250598
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940536 | DOI:
Mother Home

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This chapter discusses the gendered nature of both state-sponsored reforms and monastic revitalization in Labrang, considering the argument that Dengist economic reformers relied on Maoist state infrastructure in order to negotiate the natural contradictions to the dynamics of statist capitalism. It analyzes the local dynamics of gender and monastic revitalization in Labrang, and further studies the micropolitics of contextualization that is embedded in daily interactions.

Keywords: state-sponsored reforms; monastic revitalization; economic reformers; state infrastructure; statist capitalism; dynamics of gender; daily interactions

Chapter.  18264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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