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dc.contributor.authorZivkovic, T.-
dc.identifier.citationBody and Society, 2014; 20(1):111-132-
dc.description.abstractTibetan understandings about the bodies of spiritual teachers or lamas challenge the idea of a singular and bounded form. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the presence of the lama does not depend on their skin-encapsulated temporal body, or a singular lifespan. After death, it is not uncommon for a lama to materialize in other appearances or to become incorporated into the bodies of others through devotees’ consumption of their bodily remains. In this article, I discuss how the European ingestion of the holy bodies of Tibetan lamas creates new possibilities for embodied intersubjectivity, and also how this practice repositions bodily substance in cannibal discourse.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTanya Maria Zivkovic-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2014-
dc.subjectBodies; cannibalism; death; Tibetan Buddhism-
dc.titleConsuming the Lama: transformations of Tibetan Buddhist bodies-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidZivkovic, T. [0000-0002-4990-4372]-
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