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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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Refresh and try again. Feb 06, Caroline rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Foley rated it really liked it Shelves: It follows on from the acceptance in that, when asked about it, people said it was simply the dettwhler it has always been.

It opened my eyes katherone the poverty, sickness, and death these people have to deal with. Not saying I am better than them, or my life is better. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Definitely a win, especially for anthropologists of course and those interested in the problems associated with Africa. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

An interesting anthropological book about life in rural parts of Mali. Be prepared to read about mentally disabled people getting yelled at and disabled kids getting mean nicknames. Dec 29, Rick Hribko rated it it was amazing.

Readers will alternately laugh and cry as they meet the authors 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. Dancint No preview available – The most challenging chapter was probably the one about female circumcision.


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Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine A. Dettwyler

This is called cultural relativism, and as a student, I am taking this to heart. But, you do the best you can to keep your eyes and your mind open to view practices in their own cultural context. Is Dettwyler portraying these people’s words and the situations accurately as they happened? Sep 18, Jeanne Mitchell rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps skeleton keep track of books you want to read.

Had her research been dacing as just that — research — instead of a story, it would have been more easily to digest. May 20, Christiane rated it liked it Shelves: Selected pages Page 5. Had to read for my cultural anthropology class.

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. Initial results of her research on extended breastfeeding in danxing United States were published in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 47, Number 3, pp.


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Time for me to read again for the katherihe love of reading something joyful. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse 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. After completing an MA in Gravitational Wave Physics, Miranda decided to become an architect, and recently earned her degree in architecture dettwylwr the University of Cardiff, where her husband teaches physics and does computer katheine research on black holes colliding.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: I also learned that alot of kids in Mali die from malnutrition if they don’t die from diseases. It’s a difficult task because no one can truly remove themselves entirely from the culture in which they were raised; it’s just not humanly possible.

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Through multiple different methods of information gathering, she is able to touch the lives of people who suffer from disease and illness. No student will leave this ethnography without both objective data and better subjective awareness of the ‘is-ness’ of suffering. She is a frequent speaker at universities, La Leche League conferences, and lactation consultant conferences.