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Inward Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self
ISBN: PB: 9780226361871, ISBN: HB: 9780226639383, University of Chicago Press, September 2019
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 line drawings
Western society has never been more interested in interiority. Indeed, it seems more and more people are deliberately looking inward – toward the mind, the body, or both. Michal Pagis's "Inward" focuses on one increasingly popular channel for the int...
Doctoring Traditions Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences
ISBN: PB: 9780226383132, ISBN: HB: 9780226381794, University of Chicago Press, October 2016
376 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 halftones, 9 line drawings
Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With "Doctoring Tradition", Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upendin...
Bounding Biomedicine Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine
ISBN: HB: 9780226345840, University of Chicago Press, April 2016
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 halftones, 2 tables
During the 1990s, an unprecedented number of Americans turned to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), an umbrella term encompassing chiropractic, energy healing, herbal medicine, homeopathy, meditation, naturopathy, and traditional Chinese m...
Fitting In and Getting Happy How Conformity to Societal Norms Affects Subjective Well-being
ISBN: PB: 9783593500560, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, August 2014
196 pp., 22x13.9 cm
Do unemployment, religiosity, or morality play a role in people's perception of happiness and well-being?  Using large-scale survey data from more than seventy countries, Olga Stavrova shows in "Fitting In and Getting Happy" that to a large extent ha...