Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions (AAR Religion) (Hardcover)

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By Vanessa R. Sasson (Editor)
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Consideration of children in the academic field of Religious Studies is taking root, but Buddhist Studies has yet to take notice. Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in
particular historical contexts, and what role they continue to play in specific Buddhist contexts today. The volume is divided into two parts, one addressing the representation of children in Buddhist texts, the other children and childhoods in Buddhist cultures around the world. The ground-breaking
contributions in this volume challenge the perception of irreconcilable differences between Buddhist idealism and family ties. Little Buddhas will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Buddhism and Childhood Studies, and a catalyst for further research on the topic.

About the Author


Vanessa R. Sasson is Professor of Religious Studies at Marianopolis College.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199860265
ISBN-10: 0199860262
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 19th, 2012
Pages: 552
Language: English
Series: AAR Religion