The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1998-09-30
ISBN 10: 9781429931113
ISBN 13: 1429931116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review:

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. ______ Lia Lee 1982-2012 Lia Lee died on August 31, 2012. She was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. Until the day of her death, her family cared for her lovingly at home.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0374533407
ISBN 13: 9780374533403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review:

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.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1997-09-30
ISBN 10: 0374267812
ISBN 13: 9780374267810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review:

Discusses a sick child of Laotian immigrants whose beliefs conflict with Western medicine

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Da Jia Chu Ban She/ Tsai Fong Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN 10: 9789869203944
ISBN 13: 9869203949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Review:

Traditional Chinese edition of a study of the similarities and conflicts between cultures that changes the way medicine delivers its care: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Rereadings

Rereadings
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-09-05
ISBN 10: 1429930861
ISBN 13: 9781429930864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rereadings Book Review:

Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. Each has selected a book or a story or a poem--or even, in one case, the lyrics on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep impression in his or her youth, and reread it to see how it has changed in the interim. (Of course, what has really changed is the reader.) These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. The relationship between reader and book is a powerful one, and as these writers attest, it evolves over time. Rereadings reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics, the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows, no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

At Large and at Small

At Large and at Small
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-11-06
ISBN 10: 0141903694
ISBN 13: 9780141903699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Large and at Small Book Review:

Butterflies, ice-cream, writing at night, playing word games...in this witty, intimate and delicious book Anne Fadiman ruminates on her passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from Balzac's coffee addiction to making ice-cream from Liquid Nitrogen, she draws us into a world of hedonistic pleasures and literary delights. This is the perfect book for life's ardent obsessives.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429929421
ISBN 13: 9781429929424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ex Libris Book Review:

Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. 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. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud. There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony--Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of more than one reader who literally consumes page corners. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists.

Laibon

Laibon
Author: Elliot M. Fratkin
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2011-10-16
ISBN 10: 0759120676
ISBN 13: 9780759120679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laibon Book Review:

Elliot Fratkin shares the story of his early anthropological fieldwork in Kenya in the 1970s. Using his fieldnotes and letters home to bring to life the voices of those he met, Fratkin invites the reader to experience his cross-cultural friendships with the enigmatic laibon (a diviner and healer of the Samburu and Maasai peoples) Lonyoki, his family, and the people of the nomadic community of Lukumai. Fratkin participated in the daily lives of the Ariaal livestock herders and accompanied the laibon as he performed divination and healing rituals throughout Marsabit and Samburu Districts. After Fratkin reunited Lonyoki with his son and wife, Lonyoki adopted Fratkin into his family, and Fratkin continues his close friendship with Lonyoki s son Lembalen today. Black-and-white photographs, a guide to the characters, words, and places, and a list of suggested readings supplement the engaging narrative. Laibon is more than a memoir; it delves into nitty-gritty details of fieldwork, speaks to larger questions about ethnographic research, and provides unparalleled insight into the world of the laibon."

Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies

Fresh Fruit  Broken Bodies
Author: Seth Holmes
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-05-25
ISBN 10: 0520275136
ISBN 13: 9780520275133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies Book Review:

"Based on five years of research in the field (including berry-picking and traveling with migrants back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast), Holmes, an anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care."--From publisher description.

Exploring Medical Anthropology

Exploring Medical Anthropology
Author: Donald Joralemon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN 10: 1315470594
ISBN 13: 9781315470597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Medical Anthropology Book Review:

Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline’s most important insights, such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.

The New Kids

The New Kids
Author: Brooke Hauser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1439163308
ISBN 13: 9781439163306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Kids Book Review:

Some walked across deserts and mountains to get here. Others flew in on planes. One arrived after escaping in a suitcase. And some won’t say how they got here. These are “the new kids”: new to America and all the routines and rituals of an American high school, from lonely first days to prom. They attend the International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, which is like most high schools in some ways—its halls are filled with students gossiping, joking, flirting, and pushing the limits of the school’s dress code—but all of the students are recent immigrants learning English. Together, they come from more than forty-five countries and speak more than twenty-eight languages. A singular work of narrative journalism, The New Kids chronicles a year in the life of a remarkable group of these teenage newcomers—a multicultural mosaic that embodies what is truly amazing about America. Hauser’s unforgettable portraits include Jessica, kicked out of her father’s home just days after arriving from China; Ngawang, who spent twenty-four hours folded up in a small suitcase to escape from Tibet; Mohamed, a diamond miner’s son from Sierra Leone whose arrival in New York City is shrouded in mystery; Yasmeen, a recently orphaned Yemeni girl who is torn between pursuing college and marrying so that she can take care of her younger siblings; and Chit Su, a Burmese refugee who is the only person to speak her language in the entire school. The students in this modern-day Babel deal with enormous obstacles: traumas and wars in their countries of origin that haunt them, and pressures from their cultures to marry or to drop out and go to work. They aren’t just jostling for their places in the high school pecking order—they are carving out new lives for themselves in America. The New Kids is immersion reporting at its most compelling as Brooke Hauser takes us deep inside the dramas of five International High School students who are at once ordinary and extraordinaryin their separate paths to the American Dream. Readers will be rooting for these kids long after reading the stories of where they came from, how they got here, and where they are going next.

Essentials of Health Culture and Diversity

Essentials of Health  Culture  and Diversity
Author: Mark Cameron Edberg
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0763780456
ISBN 13: 9780763780456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Health Culture and Diversity Book Review:

"This book provides students of public health with tools and perspectives for understanding the relationship between culture and health. Effective promotion programs cannot be realized without attention to the cultural context. As part of the Essentials Public Health series, this critical text introduces the concept of culture as a framework for understanding human behavior and health."--Back cover.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down a Hmong Child Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down a Hmong Child  Her American Doctors  and the Collision of Two Cultures
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1091211648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down a Hmong Child Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures Book Review:

A Heart for the Work

A Heart for the Work
Author: Claire L. Wendland
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 0226893278
ISBN 13: 9780226893273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heart for the Work Book Review:

Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as A Heart for the Work makes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L. Wendland’s book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. From the relative calm of Malawi’s College of Medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, and technology, Wendland’s work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, the impact of traditional healing, and the purposes of medicine.

Bed Number Ten

Bed Number Ten
Author: Sue Baier,Mary Zimmeth Schomaker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1989-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780849342707
ISBN 13: 0849342708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bed Number Ten Book Review:

A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay. BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual. You will meet: The ICU staff who learned to communicate with the paralyzed woman - and those who did not bother. The physicians whose visits left her baffled about her own case. The staff and physicians who spoke to her and others who did not recognize her presence. The nurse who tucked Sue tightly under the covers, unaware that she was soaking with perspiration. The nurse who took the time to feed her drop by drop, as she slowly learned how to swallow again. The physical therapist who could read her eyes and spurred her on to move again as if the battle were his own. In these pages, which reveal the caring, the heroism, and the insensitivity sometimes found in the health care fields, you may even meet people you know.

Advancing Health Literacy

Advancing Health Literacy
Author: Christina Zarcadoolas,Andrew Pleasant,David S. Greer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2012-07-02
ISBN 10: 1118429745
ISBN 13: 9781118429747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Health Literacy Book Review:

Advancing Health Literacy addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical, effective model that bridges the gap between health education, health promotion, and health communication. Step by step, the authors outline the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. This comprehensive resource includes the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of health and language literacy, the role of the media, a series of case studies on important topics including prenatal care, anthrax, HIV/AIDS, genomics, and diabetes. The book concludes with a series of practical guidelines for the development and assessment of health communications materials. Also included are essential techniques needed to help people make informed decisions, advocate for themselves and their community, mitigate risk, and live healthier lives.

Arts Humanities Through the Eras

Arts   Humanities Through the Eras
Author: Edward Bleiberg
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000056234596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts Humanities Through the Eras Book Review:

Through the presentation of nine different arts and humanities topics, such as architecture and design, literature, religion, and visual arts, this book describes the ancient Egyptian culture, from 2675-332 B.C.E.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2000-11-25
ISBN 10: 9780374527228
ISBN 13: 0374527229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ex Libris Book Review:

A collection of essays discusses the central and joyful importance of books and reading in the author's life.

The Big Burn

The Big Burn
Author: Timothy Egan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 0547416865
ISBN 13: 9780547416861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Burn Book Review:

National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

The Best American Essays 2003

The Best American Essays 2003
Author: Anne Fadiman,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Best American Essays
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780618341610
ISBN 13: 0618341617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Essays 2003 Book Review:

Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals