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Other Worldly

Author : Mei Zhan
ISBN : 9780822392132
Genre : Social Science
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Traditional Chinese medicine is often portrayed as an enduring system of therapeutic knowledge that has become globalized in recent decades. In Other-Worldly, Mei Zhan argues that the discourses and practices called “traditional Chinese medicine” are made through, rather than prior to, translocal encounters and entanglements. Zhan spent a decade following practitioners, teachers, and advocates of Chinese medicine through clinics, hospitals, schools, and grassroots organizations in Shanghai and the San Francisco Bay Area. Drawing on that ethnographic research, she demonstrates that the everyday practice of Chinese medicine is about much more than writing herbal prescriptions and inserting acupuncture needles. “Traditional Chinese medicine” is also made and remade through efforts to create a preventive medicine for the “proletariat world,” reinvent it for cosmopolitan middle-class aspirations, produce clinical “miracles,” translate knowledge and authority, and negotiate marketing strategies and medical ethics. Whether discussing the presentation of Chinese medicine at a health fair sponsored by a Silicon Valley corporation, or how the inclusion of a traditional Chinese medicine clinic authenticates the “California” appeal of an upscale residential neighborhood in Shanghai, Zhan emphasizes that unexpected encounters and interactions are not anomalies in the structure of Chinese medicine. Instead, they are constitutive of its irreducibly complex and open-ended worlds. Zhan proposes an ethnography of “worlding” as an analytic for engaging and illuminating emergent cultural processes such as those she describes. Rather than taking “cultural difference” as the starting point for anthropological inquiries, this analytic reveals how various terms of difference—for example, “traditional,” “Chinese,” and “medicine”—are invented, negotiated, and deployed translocally. Other-Worldly is a theoretically innovative and ethnographically rich account of the worlding of Chinese medicine.
Category: Social Science

Death Ecstasy And Other Worldly Journeys

Author : John J. Collins
ISBN : 079142345X
Genre : Religion
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This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.
Category: Religion

Other Worldly Ways

Author : Connie Suttle
ISBN : 9781939759269
Genre : Fiction
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From Falchan to Earth to the heavens and places in between, join Devin, Dragon, Conner and others as they travel through this collection of short stories.
Category: Fiction

The Other World

Author : M. Lulofs
ISBN : IND:32000006736948
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Vita S Other World

Author : Jane Brown
ISBN : UOM:49015001155390
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the life of the British writer, focusing on her interest in gardens and garden design, and looks at the gardens of her home, Sissinghurst Castle
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Some Other World To Find

Author : Bruce Leonard Grenberg
ISBN : 0252016254
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Buddhist Nuns Monks And Other Worldly Matters

Author : Gregory Schopen
ISBN : 9780824873929
Genre : History
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Buddhist Nuns, Monks, and Other Worldly Matters: Recent Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India is the fourth in a series of collected essays by one of today’s most distinguished scholars of Indian Buddhism. In these articles Gregory Schopen once again displays the erudition and originality that have contributed to a major shift in the way that Indian Buddhism is perceived, understood, and studied.
Category: History

Other Worldly Holidays

Author : Connie Suttle
ISBN : 1634780825
Genre : Fiction
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Other Worldly Holidays is a collection of three short stories; GSW, Or How I Met My Mother, Queen's Holiday and Rose of the Peaks. These stories have many of your favorite characters and provide some wonderful background into their lives-all centered around the holidays.
Category: Fiction

The Plight Of Western Religion

Author : Paul Gifford
ISBN : 0190095873
Genre : Religion
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'Religion' can be used to mean all kinds of things, but a substantive definition---based on the premise of superhuman powers--can clarify much. It allows us to attempt to differentiate religion from culture, ethnicity, morality and politics. This definition of religion necessarily implies a perception of reality. Until recent centuries in the West, and in most cultures still, the ordinary, natural and immediate way of understanding and experiencing reality was in terms of otherworldly or spiritual forces. However, a cognitive shift has taken place through the rise of science and its subsequent technological application. This new consciousness has not disproved the existence of spiritual forces, but has led to the marginalization of the other-worldly, which even Western churches seem to accept. They persist, but increasingly as pressure groups promoting humanist values. Claims of 'American exceptionalism' in this regard are misleading. Obama's religion, Evangelical support for Trump, and the mega-church message of success in the capitalist system can all be cultural and political phenomena. This eclipsing of the other-worldly constitutes a watershed in human history, with profound consequences not just for religious institutions but for our entire world order.
Category: Religion

Otherworldly Maine

Author : Noreen Doyle
ISBN : 9780892728350
Genre : Fiction
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Elizabeth Hand, Stephen King, and Edgar Pangborn put Maine on the map as a place where otherworldly things happen. But they're not the only authors who see the state as a source of inspiration for fantasy and science fiction. Twenty-four writers from Mark Twain to Jack L. Chalker, Gardner Dozois — and, yes, Hand, King, and Pangborn — present everything from dark fantasies of the past to a utopian vision of the future.
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Out Of This World

Author : Ioan P. Culianu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035348908
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Describes the other world as seen in dreams and near-death and shamanic experiences, and looks at the nature of matter, space, time, and the mind
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

In Some Other World Maybe

Author : Shari Goldhagen
ISBN : 9781466848290
Genre : Fiction
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In December 1992, three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last ditch effort to connect with something (actually, someone, the girl he's had a crush on for years) in his sleepy Florida town before he leaves for good. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends-a seemingly silly indiscretion with shocking consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way. Over the next two decades, these unforgettable characters criss-cross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame and tragedy. A razor-sharp, darkly comic page-turner, In Some Other World, Maybe sheds light on what it means to grow up in modern America.
Category: Fiction