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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

Laibon

Laibon
Author: Elliot M. Fratkin
Release: 2011-10-16
Editor: Rowman Altamira
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780759120679
Language: en
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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."

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.

Kindred

Kindred
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Release: 2004-02-01
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780807083703
Language: en
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The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reader s Digest Fun Jokes for Funny Kids vol 3

Reader s Digest Fun Jokes for Funny Kids vol 3
Author: Reader's Digest
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781621455097
Language: en
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Loaded with knock knock jokes, riddles, one liners, tongue twisters and puns, Fun Jokes for Funny Kids Vol. 3 will give kids hours of new material. They will keep their friends and family rolling in laughter. Perfect for kids 6-12. Knock knock jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, one liners and puns gauranteed to make your kids -and you- laugh out loud. Icon's for Alexa's Favorites denote her hand picked, favorite jokes. Alexa, a real life 4th grader from new York who loves telling jokes, is our resident guest editor!

Cross cultural Medicine

Cross cultural Medicine
Author: JudyAnn Bigby,American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine
Release: 2003-01
Editor: ACP Press
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781930513020
Language: en
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Primary Care physicians often run into unexpected cultural obstacles when dealing with patients of different ethnicities. This book includes information essential to physicians' understanding in the treatment of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans and Arab and Muslim Americans. Other chapters address issues of spirituality and religion in medicine and caring for immigrant populations.

An Introduction to Hmong Culture

An Introduction to Hmong Culture
Author: Ya Po Cha
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780786459889
Language: en
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Presenting a holistic perspective of the Hmong way of life, this book touches on every aspect of the Hmong culture, including an overview of their history and traditions, relationships between Hmong parents and their children, the rites and traditions of Hmong wedding and funeral ceremonies, the celebration of the Hmong New Year, home restrictions and other superstitious taboos, arts and politics. The book features and explains many Hmong words, phrases and proverbs. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.