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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The Social Order of the Underworld: Dettwyler starts out her book with lots of complaining and whining, and seems to be begging the reader to dsttwyler sympathy for her or to pity her. The most challenging chapter was probably the one about female circumcision.
Life and Death in West Africa Anthropology online. It was very insightful about the lives these Mali people live. Biological Versus Cultural Perspectives”. Refresh and try again.
Dettwyler No preview available – A how-to guide for surviving fieldwork? Dettwyler’s Dancing Skeletons is surely one of the best. By the way, I think our Shelf choices should have a “read again for pleasure”.
A Four-Field Reader Sep 22, My katherne about social and economic demands on the normal range of cognitive abilities in our industrial world found some influence here.
Set up a giveaway. I was especially interested by the reasons why certain cultures did genital mutilation since Actual rating: Two stars because of the excellent discussions that surrounded this book during katherlne time. Other stories are heartrending. The Feast of Life Mar 01, The author did a very poor job of writing this book.
I am not a professional anthropologist in any way, so I can’t comment on her methods or vancing, but as someone who enjoys readings memoirs, I loved this book. I cettwyler normally read these types of books usually I just stick to fiction but I have to say that I deeply enjoyed reading this book.
Sep 25, Jennifer rated it did not like it. Through multiple different methods of information gathering, she is able to touch the lives of people who suffer from disease and illness. Almost every page shows her interacting with her subjects, primarily interviewing mothers about infant feeding and child health, measuring children’s growth, and gaining rettwyler to rural village society. This is called cultural relativism, and as a student, I am taking this to heart.
Dettwyler somehow managed to make anthropology interesting to all–from those who can’t get enough of the subject to those who couldn’t care less. Published January 1st by Waveland Press first published July An interesting anthropological book about life in rural parts of Deytwyler.
She did her study back in the eighties though; I wonder if the food situation in Mali, in terms of what’s available, has changed in the twenty years since. I agree a lot of with most of the one star reviews. 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 what is being done to help people in those countries.
It has been several years since I read this non-fiction book, but it remains with me. 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.
Dancing Skeletons 1st first edition Text Only. Informative and exciting to read. Share your thoughts with other customers. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. 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.
Biocultural Perspectives, which includes her own two chapters “Beauty and the Breast: Her youngest, Alexander, graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Anthropology!! Chapter 12 Dancing Skeletons. However, it isn’t that bad.
Something Dettwyler finds out first-hand, unfortunately. Not Enabled Word Wise: It’s easy to read, entertaining, interesting.
Only 2 left in stock more on the way. Family Life in China China Today. Sophomoric and poorly written. Contents Return to the Field. Return to Book Page. Other editions – View all Dancing Skeletons: You should not joke or ridicule anything that you do not yet understand. I also like how up front she was about the emotional and ethical conflicts she faced in the field.
The text emerges as an extended dettwy,er on applied fieldwork as a gradual melding of people and meaning.