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Managing Turbulent Hearts A Balinese Formula for Living

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ISBN-10: 0226896803

ISBN-13: 9780226896809

Edition: 1990

Authors: Unni Wikan

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Unni Wikan is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the author of numerous books. She has also taught at Harvard University, Beersheba University, L'�cole des hautes �tudes en sciences sociales, and the London School of Economics. In 2004 she received the Norwegian Fritt Ord Award for "her insightful, openhearted and challenging contributions to the public debate on the value conflicts in multicultural societies." She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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