By Barbara A. Holdrege,Karen Pechilis
Examines how embodiment is conceived and skilled in South Asian religions.
Refiguring the Body offers a sustained interrogation of different types and types of the physique grounded within the targeted idioms of South Asian religions, quite Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The participants interact triumphing theories of the physique within the Western academy that derive from philosophy, social thought, and feminist and gender experiences. even as, they realize the constraints of making use of Western theoretical types because the default epistemological framework for realizing notions of embodiment that derive from non-Western cultures. Divided into 3 sections, this selection of essays explores fabric our bodies, embodied selves, and perfected sorts of embodiment; divine our bodies and devotional our bodies; and gendered logics defining female and male our bodies. The participants search to set up concept parity in scholarly investigations and to re-figure physique theories through taking heavily the contributions of South Asian discourses to theorizing the body.
Barbara A. Holdrege is Professor of non secular stories and Chair of the South Asian reports Committee on the collage of California, Santa Barbara. Her books comprise Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine our bodies and Devotional our bodies in Kṛṣṇạ Bhakti and Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture, additionally released through SUNY Press.
Karen Pechilis is NEH individual Professor of Humanities within the Comparative faith division at Drew collage. Her books contain Interpreting Devotion: The Poetry and Legacy of a feminine Bhakti Saint of India and The Embodiment of Bhakti.