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Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West

Exploring the Dark Side of Life

Edited by Lodewijk Brunt, Brigitte Steger

Foreword by Josef Kreiner

Routledge – 2003 – 240 pages

Series: Anthropology of Asia

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Description

Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West allows the reader to track the differences in the cultural importance given to the night, and to compare the ways in which the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West.

Name: Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West: Exploring the Dark Side of Life (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Lodewijk Brunt, Brigitte StegerForeword by Josef Kreiner. Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties,...
Categories: Asian Culture & Society, Anthropology - Soc Sci