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The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy - Giovanna Parmigiani

Giovanna Parmigiani [+-]
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Giovanna Parmigiani holds a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto, and is Senior Fellow at Harvard Divinity School (Harvard University).


The author addresses more explicitly relationships between the “expanded present” historicity and well-being. Insights are presented on how the women of the cerchio are “karmically” conceiving their lives from the point of view of the persons who they are, only not yet—that is, how they focus on their own becoming, within an “expanded present” perspective, as a source of well-being. Moreover, in dialogue with current debates around well-being and in medical anthropology, the author offers some possible suggestions of how this particular narrative can be used in “healing” settings, or in those that aim to promote well-being.

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Parmigiani, Giovanna. The World. The Spider Dance - Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2023. ISBN 9780000000000. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40115. May 2023

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