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Title Night-time and sleep in Asia and the West : exploring the dark side of life / edited by Brigitte Steger and Lodewijk Brunt
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages) : illustrations
Series Anthropology of Asia series
Anthropology of Asia series.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Notes on contributors; Foreword by Josef Kreiner; Preface and acknowkdgements; Introduction: into the night and the world of sleep; Sleeping time in early Chinese literature; Discourse of mid-day napping: a political windsock in contemporary China; Negotiating sleep patterns in Japan; Sleep without a home: the embedment of sleep in the lives of the rough-sleeping homeless in Amsterdam; Sleep and night-time combat in contemporary armed forces: technology, knowledge and the enhancement of the soldier's body
Summary Drawing together case studies from Asia and Europe, the reader can see the differences in cultural importance given to the night, and how the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Night -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Sleep -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Sleeping customs -- Asia.
Time -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Brunt, Lodewijk, 1942-
Steger, Brigitte, 1965-
LC no. 2002156177
ISBN 0203612434 (electronic bk.)
9780203612439 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover)