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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Exhibit Hall Listing and Map (PDF)

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Annual Meeting At-A-Glance (PDF)

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Yoga in Theory and Practice Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit seeks to elucidate the religious and sectarian representations of yoga in South Asian history and the profoundly fascinating contemporary yoga culture that has emerged in the past century. Among other topics that are addressed in our Unit is the emergence of modern yoga out of the encounter between Indian and European cultures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In connection with this, it examines the relative pervasiveness of spiritual and religious ideologies in manifest or latent forms within the contemporary yoga scene, and the overarching sociological relevance of yoga within global culture. We also examine changing paradigms with respect to the nature and function of yoga in the larger South Asian religious context. Our goal is to provide a venue in which the body of scholars working in this area can collectively evaluate this extremely timely material. We actively pursue scholars from Europe, Asia, and other areas that have worked at length on these issues, so as to bring an important international component to the Unit.

Call for Papers: 

Yoga and Nationalism, Christopher Miller, chpmiller@ucdavis.edu
Yoga in Discipling, Matteo Di Placido, m.diplacido@campus.unimib.it
Non Indian Physical Yoga (Textual Focus), Naomi Worth, nw3ca@virginia.edu
Yoga in Politics (Caste), Himanee Gupta-Carlson, himanee.gupta-carlson@esc.edu
Ethics in Contemporary Yoga, Christa Christa Kuberry, christaschwind@gmail.com
Yoga as/and Ritual, Seth D. Powell, sethpowell@g.harvard.edu

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee