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Body and Emotion [electronic resource] : The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas / Robert R. Desjarlais.

Author/Creator:
Desjarlais, Robert R. author.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1993].
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography.
Contemporary Ethnography
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Other Title:
De Gruyter Online.
Subjects:
Chamanisme -- Népal -- Helmu (Région).
Medicine, Traditional -- Nepal.
Shamanism -- Nepal -- Helmu Region.
Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Religion.
Sherpa (Peuple du Népal) -- Religion.
Language:
In English.
Biography/History:
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.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription
1. Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads
2. Body, Speech, Mind
3. An Aesthetics of Experience
4. Pain Clings to the Body
5. Soul Loss
6. The Art of Knowing
7. Metamorphoses
8. A Calling of Souls
9. Departures
10. Afterwords
Notes
Glossary of Terms
References
Index
Backmatter.
Notes:
27 illustrations.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
ISBN:
9780812206425
OCLC:
910109417
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812206425 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.