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Title: Sacred Bribes and Violence Deferred: Buddhist ritual in rural Cambodia
Authors: 吳考甯
Work, Courtney
Contributors: 民族系
Date: 2014-01
Issue Date: 2021-06-11 16:16:07 (UTC+8)
Abstract: In a rapidly modernising Cambodia, dance parties that accompany large temple celebrations and weddings have become violent arenas where young men fight with fists and knives beyond police control. In 2010, this led to a ban on dance parties during the Pchuṃ Biṇḍ celebration. This paper concerns an ad hoc bribe to lift the ban that was collected in the manner of a meritorious temple offering. I suggest that the flexible parameters of Buddhist merit-making in this ritualised context both reconfigured the bribe and palpably brought expectations of moral conduct into the energetically charged dancing arena — but only momentarily.
Relation: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol.45, pp.4-24
Data Type: article
DOI 連結: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022463413000581
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