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Dancing Skeletons : Life and Death in West Africa - 94 edition

Dancing Skeletons : Life and Death in West Africa (ISBN10: 088133748X; ISBN13: 9780881337488)
ISBN13: 978-0881337488
ISBN10: 088133748X

Summary: 1995 Margaret Mead Award winner! This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates important, not-soon-forgotten messages involving the more sobering aspects of conducting fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories from the field that relate the author's experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mal ...show morei. 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 the realities involved in researching emotionally draining topics. Readers will alternately 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 07/24/1993
International: No

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