Wind, Life, Health by Elisabeth Hsu
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Wind, Life, Health
By Elisabeth Hsu

Wind, Life, Health

Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

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Wind, Life, Health by Elisabeth Hsu

Book Description

Published as part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, and through a series of thought-provoking articles, Wind, Life, Health: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives examines the richness of human ideas surrounding wind in all its manifestations - breath, spirit, sentiment, life, and health. * Examines the richness of human ideas and practices surrounding wind, life, and health * Features articles covering a wide range of themes including landscape, weather, body, perception, emplacement, climate, seasons, song, and music * Conveys how different peoples have grappled with winds and spirits and how their experiences have shaped their world * Explores a range of cultures: hunters and gatherers in the polar regions, inhabitants of the Malaysian rain forest, Andaman Islands, ancient India, China, Greece, Muslim East Africa, Victorian England, and mountain-dwelling Swiss

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405178938
ISBN-10: 1405178930
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elisabeth Hsu

Elisabeth Hsu is Reader in Social Anthropology, Convenor of the Masters courses in Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Green College. Her current research on Chinese medicine explores themes of touch, pain and feelings. Chris Low, a postdoctorate at Oxford, holds an ESRC Research Fellowship and is currently involved with research on the changing relationships between animals, Bushmen, and Bushman medicine.

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