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The Resource Body and emotion : the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas, Robert R. Desjarlais

Body and emotion : the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas, Robert R. Desjarlais

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Body and emotion : the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas
Title
Body and emotion
Title remainder
the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
Robert R. Desjarlais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 northcentral Nepal. In his quest to understand illness among Yolmo villagers, especially a prevalent malady known as "soul loss," Desjarlais goes beyond an exploration of causes and cures to analyze the "aesthetics" of everyday living and their relation to bodily experience, emotional distress, and ritual healing. In contrast to other recent accounts of "symbolic healing," which posit that shamanic rites heal by manipulating the symbolic categories that define a patient, the author contends that a shaman's rites work chiefly to change how a patient feels. A concern for the sensory influences the style of the book, as Desjarlais bids for an ethnography of the tactile, the visceral, the unspoken. Body and Emotion calls for a more sentient anthropology, moves beyond meaning-centered approaches to pain and the body, and outlines the profound role of aesthetic sensibilities in everyday life. Body and Emotion is an extraordinary work that will be of particular value to students and scholars in the fields of anthropology, psychology, Asian studies, and religious studies
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digitized
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N$T
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Desjarlais, Robert R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
This edition in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Series in contemporary ethnography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shamanism
  • Sherpa (Nepalese people)
  • Helmu Region (Nepal)
  • Chamanisme
  • Sherpa (Peuple du Népal)
  • Helmu (Népal : Région)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Shamanism
  • Sherpa (Nepalese people)
  • Nepal
  • Schamanismus
  • Volksmedizin
  • Helambu (Region)
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Mental Healing
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Nepal
Label
Body and emotion : the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas, Robert R. Desjarlais
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Loss -- pt. Healing
Control code
ocm44962341
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585196817
Lccn
92023545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35ckv3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962341
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Body and emotion : the aesthetics of illness and healing in the Nepal Himalayas, Robert R. Desjarlais
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Loss -- pt. Healing
Control code
ocm44962341
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585196817
Lccn
92023545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35ckv3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962341
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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