Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992 - 300 pagina's
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Body and Emotion is a study of the relationship between culture and emotional distress, an examination of the cultural forces that influence, make sense of, and heal severe pain and malaise. In order to investigate this relationship, Robert R. Desjarlais served as an apprentice healer among the Yolmo Sherpa, a Tibetan Buddhist people who reside in the Helambu region of north-central Nepal.

  

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Inhoudsopgave

Body Speech Mind
36
An Aesthetics of Experience
65
Pain Clings to the Body
90
Soul Loss
135
Healing
159
Metamorphoses
185
A Calling of Souls
198
Departures
223
Afterwords
244
Notes 755
268
References
281
Index 797
297
Copyright

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Over de auteur (1992)

Robert Desjarlais teaches anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College and is the author of Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless, also published by Penn.

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