Some Remarks on Research on Gender Roles in the Textual Sources of Buddhism

Joanna Gruszewska


The presented paper reflects on the perspective of the field of Buddhist studies/Buddhology relating to research on gender roles, especially female roles in Buddhist traditions within the scope of textual study of sources. After briefly introducing the discipline and the history of research on gender within Buddhist studies, the article concentrates on the main shortcomings and also the current perspectives and postulates of contemporary research on gender roles in Buddhism.

Słowa kluczowe: Buddhism, Buddhist studies, gender studies, gender, gender roles, women in Buddhism , buddyzm, badania nad buddyzmem, płeć kulturowa, role płciowe, kobieta w buddyzmie

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