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Managing Turbulent Hearts : a Balinese Formula for Living (90 Edition)


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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."and#8212;Anthony R. Walker, Journal of Asian and African Studies


How do Balinese manage to present to the world the clear, bright face, the


Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-336) and index.

About the Author

Unni Wikan is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, andand#160;the author of numerous books. She has also taught at Harvard University, Beersheba University, L'and#233;cole des hautes and#233;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."and#160;She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Beyond Spectacle and Bright Face

Part One: Experience and Its Interpretation

1. Grief, Gaiety, and Laughter

2. Interpreting Everyday Practice

Part Two: Bridgings, and Cares Carried Across

3. Hidden Hearts and Bright Faces

4. Movement in Social Space

5. Could People See . . . All Would Perish from Fright

6. Managing the Heartand#8212;To Please as Virtue Pleases

Part Three: Feeling-Thoughts, Morality, and Health

7. Feeling-Thoughts and Their Interpretation

8. Laughter, Sadness, and Death Reconsidered

9. Vitality and Health

Part Four: Coping with the Suffering Life Inevitably Brings

10. Finding a Way Out of Sadness

11. Power, a Fight for Freedom, and Covert Violence

12. At the Balian's: Seeking Relief for Life's Strains and Stresses

13. The Power to Heal

Part Five: Culture and Translation

14. Going Beyond the Words: A Plea for Resonance





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A Balinese Formula for Living
Wikan, Unni
University Of Chicago Press
Chicago :
Social life and customs
Anthropology - Cultural
Balinese (Indonesian people)
Philosophy, Balinese.
anthropology;cultural anthropology
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24 halftones
9.10x6.16x1.13 in. 1.43 lbs.

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