The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release: 1998-09-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1429931116
Language: en
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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
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780374533403
Language: en
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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
Release: 1997-09-30
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9780374267810
Language: en
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Discusses a sick child of Laotian immigrants whose beliefs conflict with Western medicine

Rereadings

Rereadings
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release: 2006-09-05
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781429930864
Language: en
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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
Release: 2008-11-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780141903699
Language: en
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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
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781429929424
Language: en
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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.

Essentials of Health Culture and Diversity

Essentials of Health  Culture  and Diversity
Author: Mark Cameron Edberg
Release: 2013
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780763780456
Language: en
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"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 Wine Lover s Daughter

The Wine Lover s Daughter
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780374711764
Language: en
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In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine—along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature—was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman’s escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover’s Daughter traces the arc of a man’s infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Château Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday, when he and the bottle were exactly the same age; to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism. Wine is the spine of this touching memoir; the life and character of Fadiman’s father, along with her relationship with him and her own less ardent relationship with wine, are the flesh. The Wine Lover’s Daughter is a poignant exploration of love, ambition, class, family, and the pleasures of the palate by one of our finest essayists.

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures
Author: Geri-Ann Galanti
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 172
ISBN: UCSC:32106017919694
Language: en
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Geri-Ann Galanti argues that if the goal of the American medical system is to provide optimal care for all patients, health-care providers must understand cultural differences that create conflicts and misunderstandings and that can result in inferior medical care. This new edition includes five new chapters and 172 case studies of actual conflicts that occurred in American hospitals.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release: 1998-09
Editor: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 341
ISBN: 0374975809
Language: en
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Brilliantly reported & beautifully crafted, The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down explores the clash between the Merced Community Medical Center in California & a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents & her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy.

Dancing Skeletons

Dancing Skeletons
Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: Waveland Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781478611585
Language: en
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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 600 colleges and universities. 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 dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. 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 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. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.

Wait Till Helen Comes

Wait Till Helen Comes
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Release: 2008-04-21
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780547346038
Language: en
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Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.

The Healthcare Professional s Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence

The Healthcare Professional s Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence
Author: Rani Srivastava
Release: 2007
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780779699605
Language: en
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With a focus on client-centred care, this book provides an introduction to developing cultural competence in the health care setting. A unique presentation covering both theory and practice, the book begins with a strong foundational model for understanding culture. It then introduces general knowledge on culture which can be provided to a variety of settings, and ends with clinical applications illustrating how to apply knowledge and awareness to a variety of populations. With contributions from twelve leading experts, material is drawn from a wide range of health care settings and has strong practical coverage throughout. Unique approach: looks at populations the way health care workers encounter them, not by ethno-cultural/religious labels Multidisciplinary approach to writing reflects a variety of perspectives and direct front-line experience Discussion is broad and inclusive, integrating different perspectives, but also makes visible the different paradigms used to approach the topic Case studies and questions encourage critical thinking and dialogue

Alcohol

Alcohol
Author: Janet Chrzan
Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781135095352
Language: en
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Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.

Bittersweet Journey

Bittersweet Journey
Author: Ruth Hegarty
Release: 2003
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
Pages: 246
ISBN: 0702234141
Language: en
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The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning memoir, ?Is That You, Ruthie?'.After twenty-two years under Government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, Ruth journeys towards freedom by marrying Joe Hegarty and moving to a nearby settlement. However, the settlement ? with its origins as a camp for displaced Aboriginal families, its system of food rations and shortage of housing and jobs ? is a difficult start for the young couple. Humour, a supportive circle of family and friends, and Ruth's own resourcefulness prevail, and eventually the Hegartys achieve the basics of a house for their growing family.The invasive powers of the Native Affairs Department continue to affect their lives even when, years later, they move to the city. Ruth's determination and irrepressible sense of fairness characterise a life vigorously committed to social justice and community causes.

Exploring Medical Anthropology

Exploring Medical Anthropology
Author: Donald Joralemon
Release: 2017-03-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781315470597
Language: en
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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.

Perspectives in Medical Sociology

Perspectives in Medical Sociology
Author: Phil Brown
Release: 1996
Editor: Waveland PressInc
Pages: 804
ISBN: MINN:31951P004148481
Language: en
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Phil Brown has designed this book to make discussion of the issues of medical sociology interesting, accessible, & challenging.

Turning the World Upside Down

Turning the World Upside Down
Author: Nigel Crisp
Release: 2010-01-15
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781853159336
Language: en
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Turning the World Upside Down is a search to understand what is happening and what it means for us all. It is based on Nigel Crisp's own journey from running the largest health system in the world to working in some of the poorest countries, and draws upon his own experiences to explore new ideas and innovations around the world. The book has three unique features: Describes what rich countries can learn from poorer ones, as well as the other way round Deals with health in rich and poor countries in the same way, not treating them as totally different, and suggests that instead of talking about international development we should talk about co-development Sets out a new vision for global health, and our rights and accountabilities as citizens of the world There is an unfair import export business in people and ideas that flourishes between rich and poor countries. Rich countries import trained health workers and export their ideas and ideology about health in poorer ones, whether or not they are appropriate or useful. What, Nigel Crisp asks, if we were to turn the world upside down - so the import export business was reversed and poorer countries exported their ideas and experience whilst richer ones exported their health workers? Health leaders in poorer countries, without the resources or the baggage of rich countries, have learned to innovate, to build on the strengths of the population and their communities and develop new approaches that are relevant for the rich and poor alike. At the same time, richer countries and their health workers could help poorer countries to train, in their own country, the workers they need for the future. They would help pay a debt for all the workers who have migrated and learn themselves the new ways of working, which they will need in the 21st Century. We could stop talking about international development - as something the rich world does to the poor - and start talking about co-development, our shared learning and shared future. There is already a movement of people and ideas travelling in this direction. Young people get this intuitively. Many thousands of young professionals want a different professional education for themselves - in global health. Together with the leaders from poorer countries and the innovators around the world, they are creating a new global vision for health. Turning the World Upside Down is a search for understanding that helps us to see how Western Scientific Medicine, which has served us so well in the 20th Century, needs to adapt and evolve to cope with the demands of the 21st Century. It sets our a new vision and concludes by describing the actions we need to take to accelerate the change.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Anne Fadiman
Release: 2000-11-25
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0374527229
Language: en
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A collection of essays discusses the central and joyful importance of books and reading in the author's life.

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game of Life  and How to Play It  by Florence Scovel Shinn
Author: Richard Lode,Florence Scovel Shinn
Release: 2017-03-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1544260334
Language: en
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Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game. It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness. Jesus the Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving. If we give hate, we will receive hate; if we give love, we will receive love; if we give criticism, we will receive criticism; if we lie we will be lied to; if we cheat we will be cheated. We are taught also, that the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game of life. Keep thy heart (or imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." (Prov. 4:23.)