With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, Katherine Dettwyler is an anthropologist who’s been working and conducting.

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The schizophrenic nature of the writing left me shaking my head and throwing my hands up in frustration as I read further and further into it. This leads to higher rates of childhood disease and death.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 21, Meaghan rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 19, Skyler Myers rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Account Options Sign in.

Books by Katherine A. Contents Return to the Field. I had to write a paper based on certain aspects of this book but instead turned it into an old fashion book report. Listening to the Kathy Dettwyler expand her own world view through the accounts of the people she interacted with for nearly a decade made for an extremely interesting book.


Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

This novel was a great read for info on what is happening in Third World countries and what is being done to help people in those countries. I was especially interested by the reasons why certain cultures did genital mutilation since the reasons varied even from one town to the next.

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With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and In March ofthe moved to Cork, Ireland.

She glosses over some things that are not simply fact but shaped by history. From inside the book. She is a frequent speaker at universities, La Leche League conferences, and lactation consultant conferences. Aug 09, Xiati Roy rated detttwyler it was amazing.

Be prepared to read about mentally disabled people getting yelled at and disabled kids getting mean nicknames.

References to this work on external resources. It was an This book was on my reading list for the Cultural Anthropology course I took this past semester. Life and Death in West Africa is a Feb 14, Bri rated it liked it. Life and Death in West Africa is a Mali is a country with less-than-adequate medical facilities and education on the best practises for proper healthcare. She is the author of Dancing Skeletons: Biocultural Perspectives, which includes her own two chapters “Beauty and the Breast: It opened my eyes to the poverty, sickness, and death these people have to deal with.


This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. It’s easy to read, entertaining, interesting. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Google Books — Loading There were many things that I enjoyed about this book, but I especially liked Dettwyler’s stories of the different ways of looking at the world: Further Reading and Sources of Quotes.

Children — Health and hygiene — Mali. Dettwyler No preview available – But, you do the best you can to keep your eyes and your mind open to view practices in their own cultural context.

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Rural Africa at Last. Dsttwyler 10, Kate rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Well, I ended up hating it.

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