Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas / Edition 1

Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas / Edition 1

by Robert R. Desjarlais
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812214345
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
505,555
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription
Pt. 1Loss
1Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads3
2Body, Speech, Mind36
3An Aesthetics of Experience63
4Pain Clings to the Body90
5Soul Loss135
Pt. 2Healing
6The Art of Knowing159
7Metamorphoses185
8A Calling of Souls198
9Departures223
10Afterwords244
Notes255
Glossary of Terms277
References281
Index297

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