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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar Series

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Asian Studies Seminar Series : Rasa and the process of finding fitness in managing type 2 diabetes among Javanese women Other events...
Studies show that cultural beliefs and practices influence how individuals make sense of illness and manage chronic disease. By examining Javanese women’s experiences with type 2 diabetes, this study locates communication about health in the realm of identities, norms and values, relationships and social structures that constitute and constrain health experiences. Rasa provides resources for Javanese women to coconstruct their experience with diabetes and to develop ways of managing the disease and maintaining their well-being. Their narratives revealed that rasa is a form of inner-self training that serves as a guide in dealing with life disruptions, such as illness, in four different layers. These levels are in continuum, reflecting the women’s constant negotiation and search for insights related to their identity and roles in both family and society. In the process of searching for insights, Javanese women use rasa to: 1) make sense of whether or not an individual can still perform her daily activities, 2) control one’s ability to maintain and balance roles, 3) modulate desire or motivation, and 4) guide the process of finding fit in managing type 2 diabetes.
Speaker(s) Dr Dyah Pitaloka
Location SS North room G25
Contact Nicola Fraschini <nicola.fraschini@uwa.edu.au >
Start Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:00
End Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <ss@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:36
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