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Transnational yoga and western identities : culture, health and spirituality

Cowden, Shelley 2011, Transnational yoga and western identities : culture, health and spirituality, Ph.D thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title Transnational yoga and western identities : culture, health and spirituality
Author Cowden, Shelley
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Lane, Karen
Date submitted 2011
Keyword(s) yoga
western lifestyles
western cultures
Bourdieu's theory of social practice
Summary The thesis examines the varied interpretations of Yoga within the context of contemporary Western cultures and lifestyles. Using the work of sociological theorists- namely Bourdieu - and a qualitative research design, the thesis explores modern Yoga practices as they are interpreted by practitioners, teachers and within the fluid nature of social practices.
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Description of original 268 p. : PDF file
Dewey Decimal Classification 181.45
Copyright notice ©2011, Shelley Anne Cowden
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041761

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Higher degree theses (citation only)
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