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"The Enigma of Mourning: Death, Loss, and Funereal Poiesis among Nepal's Yolmo Buddhists" by Robert Desjarlais

Robert Desjarlais is Professor of Anthropology and Alice Stone Ilchman Chair in Comparative and International Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. His research in the Nepal Himalayas focuses on religious experience and ritual practices, the political economy of illness and healing, intersubjectivity and narrative forms of expression. He is author of Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992), Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997), and Sensory Biographies: Lives and Deaths Among Nepal's Yolmo Buddhists (University of California Press, 2003). His talk in November will be drawn from his ongoing research on funeral rites and mourning among Yolmo Buddhists.

Location: Aaron Burr Hall 219

Date/Time: 11/11/10 at 4:30 pm - 11/11/10 at 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology and the Buddhist Studies Workshop

Category: Public Lectures

Department: Co-sponsored events