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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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Two stars because of the excellent discussions that surrounded this book during class time.

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.

Miranda and Mark Douglas Hannam, Ph. It was one of the first books that opened my eyes to nonwestern ideas and practices.

Dancing skeletons : life and death in West Africa

I was especially interested by the reasons why certain cultures did genital mutilation since Actual rating: Dec 09, Preistie rated it did danncing like it. Very personal and subjective account. Similar Items Related Subjects: Perhaps this is because Dancing Skeletons is a deeply human book; these are not merely tribal “others.


For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Dettwyler complains a lot. Chapter 9 Poulet Bicyclette. It opened my eyes to the poverty, sickness, and death these people have to deal with. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Aside from the utterly rude and patronizing manner in which she describes her “subjects,” what I found most troubling was the blatant omission dancijg any mention of the history of french colonialism within Mali as a possible contributing factor to malnourishment.

Life and Death in West Africa is a Home About Help Search. I don’t know much about Africa and its myriad of problems, but Dr.

Q A with the Author. Mother Love and Child Death.

Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa – Katherine A. Dettwyler – Google Books

Definitely a win, especially for anthropologists of course and those interested in the problems associated with Africa. Other stories are heartrending.

I really enjoyed the detteyler in this book. I know it’s not, but I’ll get to why I ask that later. Biocultural Perspectives, which includes her own two chapters “Beauty and the Breast: Other than that, a good book for people interested in ant This is a great introduction to anthropology and ethnography. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates important messages involving the sobering aspects of conducting fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa.


Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

Showcasing the variety of life and lifestyles in the nation of Mali with a concentration on child nutrition and development is the core value of this book. Chapter 11 Turtles All the Way Down.

Extremely boring, but even worse, it’s completely lacking in compassion. Feb 05, Kate I. The book is a collection of a nutritional anthropologist’s observations as she works in Mali, measuring people in a relatively urban community and in some smaller rural villages.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll skeletobs this book. She believes her questions are structured when in fact they are quite the opposite. Jan 14, Kimberly rated it it was ok. This book was written from the perspective of the author and her personal accounts of what she saw, felt and understood about the culture.

Return to the Field. May 29, Niko rated it it was amazing Shelves: