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Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... Chapter 1 elucidates the concept of Buddhist melancholia, showing how in Nonzee Nimibutr’s 1999 heritage film, Nang Nak , desire and sexual personhood are rendered in the idioms of Buddhist pedagogies and economies of desire. Examining how the core Buddhist trope of the negativity of female...
Book Chapter

By Arnika Fuhrmann
Published: 10 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... impermanence Buddhist melancholia negativity sexual contemporaneity justice ...
Book Chapter

By Arnika Fuhrmann
Published: 10 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... Thailand Buddhist melancholia Nang Nak feminist Buddhism agency ...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... This chapter investigates how contemporary Thai cinema makes Buddhist elements available to queer and feminist interpretation and introduces the notion of a Thai Buddhist sexual contemporaneity . It further parses the concept of Buddhist melancholia and shows how adaptations of Buddhist...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... to the dead female body in Thailand. Using death as a register of the sexual, Araya’s videos aim to create feminist publics by rooting desire in a very literal form of negativity. They deploy Buddhist melancholia, or the conventions of depicting female death and the erotic, to extend our notions of desire...