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

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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 n ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 16th 2011 by University of Pennsylvania Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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Had to read this for a class. Wasn't an awful read, but it definitely would be more interesting for those who are interested more in the spiritual journey of one man. Would not recommend for use as an ethnography for a cultural anthropology course since it was a little difficult to distinguish between the author's experience versus what it is about the culture that is so interesting in their healing process.
This book was assigned in my Psychological Anthropology class. It was the first non-theory, anthropology book that I couldn't even force myself to finish.
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