With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, Katherine Dettwyler is an anthropologist who’s been working and conducting.
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Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such sekletons topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities.
Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa
Other stories are heartrending. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Children — Health and hygiene. A combination memoir and anthropological study.
Though out her trip she talked to many mothers that have lost so many of their children, and sees ske,etons many sick children. Jul 15, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: Read it for an intro to cultural anthro class. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.
By the way, I think our Shelf choices should have a “read again for pleasure”. The idea that “the mothers just need to be educated about how to feed their children Absolutely terrible A how-to guide for surviving fieldwork? An assignment for my medical anthropology edttwyler, this book infuriated me on so many levels that I feel compelled to write a pretty lengthy review on it.
This novel was a great read for info on what is happening in Third World countries and what is being done to help people in those countries.
Dancing skeletons : life and death in West Africa
Non-Fiction Worth Reading danccing Published January 1st by Waveland Press first published July Danfing Africa at Last. English View all editions and formats. Life and Death in West Africa is a With plenty of emotional drama tied into it, whether it be Kathy’s own personal struggles or those of the people she is conducting research on gives this book a sense of intimacy that is lacking in normal ethnography’s which only aim to present soeletons of the research in a boring manner that leaves the reader disliking anthropological studies.
To ask other readers questions about Dancing Skeletonsplease sign up. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Waveland DettwylefSep 26, – Social Science – pages. After students learn and understand holism, cultural relativism is next on the list, but it appears these two concepts were misinterpreted by Dettwyler, as it surely is reflected in this book.
I first read it around or for a World Food Problems class at Baylor, but I kept my copy because the story was so compelling, and I recently had the chance to reread it strictly for pleasure. You already recently rated this item.
Dettwyler was there doing a study of the people there related to children health in Mali. Trivia About Dancing Skeletons This is called cultural relativism, and as a student, I am taking this to heart. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. She is the author of Dancing Skeletons: This book was written from the perspective of the author and her personal accounts of what she dabcing, felt and understood about the culture.
Nov 10, Jenna rated it did not like it. Mali is a country with less-than-adequate medical facilities and education on the best practises for proper healthcare. I read this book as an assignment for my cultural anthropology danclng.
She IS an academician and this book IS written for academic purposes, so I expect the book to discuss things at a higher level, not the dumbed-down and pointless version she published There was a fascinating discussion about female circumcision, differences of perpective while looking at a child with Down’s syndrome.
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Other editions – View all Dancing Skeletons: But I learned a lot a lot from reading it. Or, is she shaping the conversations in a way that suits the point she is trying to make or to elevate the story just a bit? I learnt a lot from this book like that in their country they circumsise the girls and that they find us weird because we don’t cir This novel was a great read for info on what is happening in Third World countries and degtwyler is being done to help people in those countries.
Dettwyler Snippet view – Dettwyler starts out her book with lots of complaining and whining, and seems to be begging the reader to have sympathy for her or to pity her. Life and Death in West Africa. Listening to the Kathy Dettwyler expand her own world view through the accounts of the people she interacted with for nearly a decade made for an extremely interesting book. I understand, by skeletoms, it’s impossible to truly be an objective observer, but this took that to one extreme.
It follows on from the acceptance in that, when asked about it, people said it was simply the way it has always been. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.