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 book is a collection of a nutritional anthropologist’s observations as she works in Mali, measuring people in a relatively urban community and in some smaller rural villages. I am unconvinced, and took all of what she said with a grain of salt.

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Return to Book Page. A work of fiction? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. As an anthr I found this to be an amazing book and would recommend it. Further Reading and Sources of Quotes. Learn more at Author Central. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

Thanks for telling us about the problem. After students learn and understand holism, cultural relativism is next on the list, but it appears these two concepts were misinterpreted by Dettwyler, as it skeletos is reflected in this book. Mar 13, Cindy Martinez rated it really liked dxncing. Read for school, but enjoyed every minute of it. Through multiple different methods of information gathering, she is able to touch the lives of people who suffer from disease and illness. Is Dettwyler portraying these people’s words and the situations accurately as they happened?


Her daughter Miranda who was breastfed until she was 4 years of age completed her Master’s degree in gravitational skeltons at the University of Texas at Brownsville in Of Mosquitoes and Men.

May 20, Christiane rated it liked it Shelves: With plenty of emotional drama tied into it, whether it be Kathy’s own personal struggles skelerons those of the people she is conducting research on gives this book a sense of intimacy that is lacking in normal ethnography’s which only aim to present facts of the research in a boring manner that leaves the reader disliking anthropological studies.

May 05, Aima Syed rated it liked it Shelves: Please try again later. Editorial Reviews Review “The chapters contain moving stories and precious vignettes on the relationships established between the anthropologist, her assistants, and Malian households. 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. Second, it offers a broad scope for discussion of academic and practical issues.

I’m being taught to try and take a non-ethnocentric view on others. You either love it or hate it, either dettwylsr with the author or totally disagree with her. Dec 09, Preistie rated it did not like it.

The author’s writing flowed and pulled me into the story. One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than colleges and universities. It was an This book was on my reading list for the Cultural Anthropology course I took this past semester. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jul 15, Robin rated it really sskeletons it Shelves: Additionally, she has mountains of conversation that is put between quotes, which implies that she has written, word-for-word, precisely what was said.


This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist kxtherine not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The most challenging chapter was probably the one about female circumcision.

Dec 29, Rick Hribko rated it it was amazing.

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Nov 10, Jenna rated it did not like it. Selected pages Page 5. I understand, by nature, it’s impossible to truly be an objective skeletonx, but this took that to one extreme. Apr 24, Cody Satterfield rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Very personal and subjective account. This book reads more as a diary than an anthropological exploration of a people, and not an interesting diary at all.

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