Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas (Contemporary Ethnography) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Robert Desjarlais teaches anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College and is the author of Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless, also published by Penn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812214345
ISBN-10: 081221434X
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 1992
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Ethnography