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Night-time and sleep in Asia and the West [electronic resource] : exploring the dark side of life / edited by Brigitte Steger and Lodewijk Brunt.

Publication:
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (238 p.)
Series:
Anthropology of Asia series.
Anthropology of Asia series
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Subjects:
Sleeping customs -- Asia.
Sleep -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Night -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Time -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West
Contents:
Cover; Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West: Exploring the dark side of life; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Into the night and the world of sleep; 2 Sleeping time in early Chinese literature; 3 Discourse of mid-day napping: A political windsock in contemporary China; 4 Negotiating sleep patterns in Japan; 5 Sleep without a home: The embedment of sleep in the lives of the rough-sleeping homeless in Amsterdam
6 Sleep and night-time combat in contemporary armed forces: Technology, knowledge and the enhancement of the soldier's body7 'The Mirk Shades O'Nicht': Nocturnal representations of urban Scotland in the nineteenth century; 8 Night-time and deviant behaviour: The changing night scene of Japanese youth; 9 Between day and night: Urban time schedules in Bombay and other cities; 10 'What Time Do You Call This?': Change and continuity in the politics of the city night; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Steger, Brigitte, 1965-
Brunt, Lodewijk, 1942-
ISBN:
0-415-86004-0
1-280-05005-5
0-203-61243-4
OCLC:
57049151