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Whimsical poems, prose and short stories about the domestic and international travel adventures of a gay man over two decades. Not just a travel guide, not a memoir, and certainly no competition for Fodor, Baedecker or Lonely Planet, this book is more like a time capsule of what was, and what is not likely to return very soon again. Chock full of illustrations, the author's photos and drawings in historically accurate black and white on practically every page. Sit back, relax and unwind....you're going on a journey with a fellow traveller!
This book focuses on yoga's transcultural dissemination in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the course of this process, the term "yoga" has been associated with various distinctive blends of mental and physical exercises performed in order to achieve some sort of improvement, whether understood in terms of esotericism, fitness, self-actualization, body aesthetics, or health care. The essays in this volume explore some of the turning points in yoga's historico-spatial evolution and their relevance to its current appeal. The authors focus on central motivations, sites, and agents in the spread of posture-based yoga as well as on its successive (re-)interpretation and diversification, addressing questions such as: Why has yoga taken its various forms? How do time and place influence its meanings, social roles, and associated experiences? How does the transfer into new settings affect the ways in which yogic practice has been conceptualized as a system, and on what basis is it still identified as (Indian) yoga? The initial section of the volume concentrates on the re-evaluation of yoga in Indian and Western settings in the first half of the twentieth century. The following chapters link global discourses to particular local settings and explore meaning production at the micro-social level, taking Germany as the focal site. The final part of the book focuses on yoga advertising and consumption across national, social, and discursive boundaries, taking a closer look at transnational and deterritorialized yoga markets, as well as at various classes of mobile yoga practitioners.
How can I thrive while I travel? What can I bring to help me maintain my health? How can I best manage sleep while crossing time zones? Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Travel Balance offers a simple guide on how to stay healthy and balanced while on your trip. World traveler and Naturopath John Ayo shares a wide variety of health tips on some of the best foods to eat, natural supplements to take, some easy ways to exercise, how to reduce stress, get better sleep, and for those long international flights, how to alleviate jetlag. He also offers some natural remedies for some of the most common illness symptoms that can happen while traveling. From preparing for your trip, to traveling to your destination, enjoying your trip, to returning home, Travel Balance is a step-by-step, health and wellness guide that shows you some unique ways to stay balanced and healthy while you travel. "This book is a must for every traveler! I travel internationally quite often and there a so many tips in this book to keep you healthy during your trip. I believe in natural solutions and this guide provides a comprehensive approach to stay healthy naturally while traveling." Esther Ferre, IBM General Manager "Whether one travels constantly for business or just wants to feel their best on that special vacation, this book will have effective tips on how to feel great while doing it well!" Dr. Paul Collett, DC "I travel on over 100 flights every year. Frequent travelers need a system to ensure maximum personal productivity while on the road. Corporations want their employees healthy while they represent the company across the globe. It simply makes financial sense. John's natural approach is a system that works to keep the mind and body healthy and fresh while on the road." Bob Jones, Area Vice President, Midwest Business Unit, IBM Corporation
An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy elites but also providers and recipients, engage with it in light of their own resources and knowledge. Drawing on two analytic frameworks of the contemporary anthropology of policy-translation and assemblage-Kingfisher situates policy as an artifact and architect of cultural meaning, as well as a site of power struggles. All points of engagement with policy are approached as sites of policy production that serve to transform it as well as reproduce it. As such, A Policy Travelogue provides an antidote to theorizations of policy as a-cultural, rational, and straightforwardly technical. Catherine Kingfisher is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge. She is editor of Western Welfare in Decline: Globalization and Women's Poverty (2002) and author of Women in the American Welfare Trap (1996). Her research focuses on policy, governance, personhood, gender, and, most recently, happiness and well-being.