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Sleep around the world : anthropological perspectives / edited by Katie Glaskin and Richard Chenhall
Bib ID 6294072
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Edition First edition. 
Description New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 
xiii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1137320931
9781137320933
Series

Culture, mind, and society.

Summary

Although humans sleep for approximately one third of our lives, sleep itself is vastly understudied. As a biological universal, it is easy to overlook the degree to which culture shapes how we sleep, with whom we sleep, where and when we sleep, and how we conceptualize sleep. This volume explores the cultural dimensions of sleep in different societies around the world today, with the explicit intention of providing a comparative context through which we can understand the myriad ways in which sleep reflects, and literally as well as metaphorically embodies culture.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sleeping customs -- Cross-cultural studies.  |  Indigenous peoples - North America.  |  Psychology - Dreams and symbolism.  |  Bardi people (K15) (WA SE51-02)  |  Daily life - Domestic - Sleeping.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Maori.  |  Indigenous peoples.  |  Japan.  |  United States (USA)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Canada.  |  Papua New Guinea (PNG)  |  Cook Islands.  |  Italy.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Chenhall, Richard  |  Glaskin, Katie

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