E–book [Dancing Skeletons Life and Death in West Africa] Á Katherine A. Dettwyler
Hrilled to read an anthropologist s first hand view of field work as well as An assignment for my medical anthropology class this book infuriated me on so many levels that I feel compelled to write
a pretty lengthy review on it First and foremost my major complaint about this book is that pretty lengthy review on it First and foremost my major complaint about this book is that reading it I could not figure out what the point of the book was is it an ethnography An autobiography A how to uide for surviving fieldwork A treatise on the importance of nutrition A work of fiction I know it s not but I ll et to why I ask that later The schizophrenic nature of the writing left me shaking my head and thro. Work and facing emotionally draining realities 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. ,
Ny mention of the history of french colonialism within Mali as a possible contributing factor to malnourishment The idea that the mothers just need to be educated about how to feed their children is not only complete bullshit but also recalls the days of anthropology as an outgrowth of the white man s burden About as vapid and useful as Jared Diamond s excrescences concerning economic collapse through ignorance I had to write a paper based on certain aspects of this book but instead turned it into an old fashion book reportUpon being assigned Dancing Skeletons Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine A Dettwyler I was H on infant feeding and health
In MaliThrough Fascinating Vignettes AndMaliThrough fascinating vignettes and vivid 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'smeaning of disability and child death in different cultures female circumcision women's in patrilineal societies the dangers of field. Can the author complain a little i was so annoyed the whole time i was reading this book and the only reason why i read the whole thing is because my professor assigned it and put uestions on the test the funny thing *is my anthropology professor did not care for the book either lad i ot it for 2 *my anthropology professor did not care for the book either lad i Riding Hard got it for 2 not have spent any than that Absolutely terrible Iave it one star for her occasional rants on the benefits
of breast feeding and vaginal as opposed to elective c section births Aside from the utterly rude and patronizing manner inbreast feeding and vaginal as opposed to elective c section births Aside from the utterly rude and patronizing manner in she describes her subjects what I found most troubling was the blatant omission of This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not soon forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa With nutritional anthropology at its core
dancing skeletons presents informal engaging and oftentimes dramaticSkeletons presents informal engaging and oftentimes dramatic that relate the author's experiences conducting researc. .