24/12/2018 0 Comments
episode one: yoga, movement, and space
This is the first episode of the Yogascapes in Japan Podcast that is a result of the Yoga, Movement, and Space Conference. This event occurred during early November 2018 at the Institute of Liberal Arts at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. It was partially funded by the ILA, as well as the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Assistance was also given by the Organization for Identity and Cultural Development.
In this episode, Constanza Travaglia discusses her research intentions for a future PhD project around issues related to identity and performativity in global yoga festivals.
The video is on the YiJ website, here. But, you can also watch it here through Youtube, below.
22/12/2018 0 Comments
early christmas present: a new article
Just got the nod. I am very chuffed. :-)
I wrote this paper around 18 months ago. It was passed over by one journal. However, the 2nd attempt has been successful. Finally. I sent it in February 2018 to Politics and Religion Journal. It passed the first review without any problems. However, the 2nd reviewer said basically the complete opposite to the first reviewer. Which is odd. While one said it was an excellent critique of modern yoga and the indelible links to politics. The other said it was a cultural marxist manifesto, and that I have no idea about Indian society and politics, especially related to yoga. I kind of take this as a compliment, as it seems to clearly show the positionality of this reviewer. It also shows how subjective a review can be, and even though it is double blind, etc...and meant to be objective, it seems to not be so. However, the 3rd and final reviewer also passed it with a glowing review.
I'm not sure when it will be published. Maybe in the 1st or 2nd edition, next year.
This link will take you to all their editions going back to 2007.
All the editions are open access, so they are freely available and not kept behind a paywall.