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With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents Katherine Dettwyler is an anthropologist who’s been working and. Dancing Skeletons has ratings and 73 reviews. This book is about the events, people and struggles that Katherine Dettwyler experienced during her trip . Dancing Skeletons. Life and Death in West Africa, 20th Anniversary Edition. Katherine A. Dettwyler. One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the.

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Jul 15, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: Customers who bought this item also bought. Chapter 9 Poulet Bicyclette. The d I love this book. Biological Versus Cultural Perspectives”.

I had to write a paper based on certain aspects of this book but instead turned it into an old fashion book report. Sep 18, Jeanne Mitchell rated it it was amazing. The author never launches into abstract theories or generalizations, but lets the informants speak for themselves. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. In summary, the book has two main advantages.

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Second, it offers a broad scope for discussion of academic and practical issues. Books by Katherine A.

My issue is that this book almost seems to be “scanned in. Jul 23, Kurt rated it it was amazing. Miranda and Mark Douglas Hannam, Ph. Please try again later.


Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

I was especially interested by the reasons why certain cultures did genital mutilation since the reasons varied even from one town to the next.

The author’s writing flowed kathrrine pulled me into the story. Laughing to make light of a situation is common, however, she made no comments in her book on actually understanding the practice, which ruffles my metaphorical feathers. Contents Chapter 1 Return to the Field. It’s easy to read, entertaining, interesting. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. Dettwyler No preview available – I really was unimpressed.

Sep 26, Cassie rated it it was amazing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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I was recently reminded of this excellent read, now available in a new edition. Learn more at Author Central. Q A with the Author.

cancing Time for me to read again for the sheer love of reading something joyful. Dettwyler complains a lot. There are far better examples of ethnography from West Africa, please don’t waste your time with this unless a class requires it, in which case try to find an existing copy somewhere you won’t have to pay for.


After completing an Dtetwyler in Gravitational Wave Physics, Miranda decided to become an architect, and recently earned her degree in architecture at the University of Cardiff, where her husband teaches physics and does computer simulation research on black holes colliding. For instance Katherine Dettwyler helped people in Mali by telling them how to eat right so that they wouldn’t suffer from malnutrition she also helped get vaccines to people who had diseases which she found in her fecal samples.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jan 14, Kimberly rated it it was ok. I had to read it for my Biology college class. Paperbackpages. I gave it one star for her occasional rants on the benefits of breast-feeding and vaginal as opposed to elective c-section births.

However, upon finishing the book, I was sorely disappointed and repeatedly flipped the book over to rer I had to write a paper based dsncing certain aspects of this book but instead turned it into an old fashion book report. dancinh

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