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Managing Turbulent Hearts : Balinese Formula for Living - Unni Wikan

Managing Turbulent Hearts

Balinese Formula for Living

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226896809
Number Of Pages: 392

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How do Balinese manage to present to the world the clear, bright face, the grace and poise, that they regard as crucial to self-respect and social esteem? How can the anthropologist pass behind the conventions of such a complex culture to recognize what is going on between people, in terms that convey their own experience?
Wikan's study of the Indonesian island of Bali is an absorbing debate with previous anthropological interpretations as well as an innovative development of the anthropology of experience.
"This is indeed an important book, a landmark in studies of Bali and one surely destined to have major theoretical impact on anthropological research well beyond that famous Indonesian island."--Anthony R. Walker, "Journal of Asian and African Studies"

Introduction: Beyond Spectacle and Bright Face
Experience and Its Interpretation
Grief, Gaiety, and Laughter
Interpreting Everyday Practice
Bridgings, and Cares Carried Across
Hidden Hearts and Bright Faces
Movement in Social Space
Could People See . . . All Would Perish from Fright
Managing the Heart--To Please as Virtue Pleases
Feeling-Thoughts, Morality, and Health
Feeling-Thoughts and Their Interpretation
Laughter, Sadness, and Death Reconsidered
Vitality and Health Part Four: Coping with the Suffering Life Inevitably Brings
Finding a Way Out of Sadness
Power, a Fight for Freedom, and Covert Violence
At the Balian's: Seeking Relief for Life's Strains and Stresses
The Power to Heal Part Five: Culture and Translation
Going Beyond the Words: A Plea for Resonance
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ISBN: 9780226896809
ISBN-10: 0226896803
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2