The Body in Asia

The Body in Asia

by Bryan S. Turner
     
 

The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a host of rich body

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Overview

The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a host of rich body cultures and religions. The peoples of Asia have experienced colonization, decolonization, and now globalization, all of which make the ‘body in Asia’ a rewarding field of research. This unique volume brings together a number of scholars who work on East, Southeast and South Asia and presents original and cutting edge research on the body in various Asian cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845455507
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present, #3
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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