The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374533407
Size: 37.60 MB
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A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.

Asian American Studies Now

Author: Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813549330
Size: 69.30 MB
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Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and ...

Exploring Medical Anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315470608
Size: 34.58 MB
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The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs.

The Latehomecomer

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894794
Size: 30.96 MB
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with ...

Conjuring Hope

Author: Galina Lindquist
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845450571
Size: 16.58 MB
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By following people's own interpretations of the work of magic, the author succeeds in unraveling the logic of local practice and local understanding of affliction, commonly used to diagnose the experiences of illness and misfortune.

The Wine Lover S Daughter

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711763
Size: 31.70 MB
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In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.

Purity And Exile

Author: Liisa H. Malkki
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226502724
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This book explores how essentialized categories of identity such as 'Hutu' and 'Tutsi' are produced through violence and exile.

Ex Libris

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429929421
Size: 66.11 MB
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This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story.