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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book
Author : Anne Fadiman
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 1998-09-30
ISBN : 9781429931113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman Book
Author : Marcin Ossowski
Publisher : Hyperink Inc
Release : 2012-03-02
ISBN : 1614641129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! This Hyperink Quicklet includes an overall summary, chapter commentary, key characters, literary themes, fun trivia, and recommended related readings. ABOUT THE BOOK Anne Fadiman’s seminal work of nonfiction, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, examines the myriad difficulties and complications that arise when two radically different cultures come in to contact with one another. However, the author contextualizes these larger clashes within a much more intimate, and ultimately human, story: that of the travails of a Hmong family, the Lees, who came to the United States in the 1970’s from Laos as political refugees, and settled in Merced, California. The Hmong are an ethnic group that inhabited the mountainous and densely forested highlands of Southeast Asia. They originally hailed from the southern mainland of China as one of the sub-populations of the Miao ethnicity, but were were relentlessly subjugated and brutalized by the Han peoples, who have long been the dominant ethnic group in the area. This eventually drove them far south to the highlands of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, where the borders between these countries are practically non-existent. MEET THE AUTHOR Marcin Ossowski is a native of Merced, California, a town located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and home to the newest University of California campus. He finished his undergraduate work at UCLA in 2007 and majored in linguistics and neuroscience, respectively. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In accordance with Hmong tradition, Lia’s name was given to her three days after her birth, in a ceremony called hu plig, translated as “soul-calling.” Perhaps more accurately, this is described as the tradition whereby the soul is installed in the newborn child. The Hmong believed that the most common cause of illness was the loss of the soul since humans are bound to yaaj-yang, the earthly realm, and can not travel freely to yeeb-yin, the spiritual realm. However, the body is deeply bound to the soul, and both are equally bound to life; this bond of all three was necessary for health and happiness. However, the soul could be, in turn, flighty, skittish or even easily stolen; those who possessed the ability to maintain their unity with the soul were deeply blessed. Furthermore, the souls of babies were especially prone to disappearance or kidnapping. This was always done at the hands of malevolent spirits known as dab, and the guarding of one’s spirit and its crucial bond with soul and body was a profound fixture in the Hmong cultural identity... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Hmong in the Modern World

Hmong in the Modern World Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Refugees

Refugees Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vietnam Experience

Vietnam Experience Book
Author : Paul Aleckson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Magazine

A  Magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Pfizer Journal

The Pfizer Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780787678937
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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology Book
Author : Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton-Rogers,Beryl C. Curt,Peter Banister
Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook covers the qualitative methods used in psychology, combining 'how-to-do-it' summaries with examination of historical and theoretical foundations. Examples from recent research are used to illustrate how each method has been applied, the data analysed and the insights gained.

Health Illness and the Social Body

Health  Illness  and the Social Body Book
Author : Peter E. S. Freund,Meredith B. McGuire,Linda S. Podhurst
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness. This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization and inequality, the dominance of the medical establishment in U.S. health care policies and institutional arrangements, health care reform, AIDS, women's care, and environmental and occupational issues. For anyone interested in a theoretical interpretation of health and illness in today's society.

Maternal Child Nursing Care

Maternal   Child Nursing Care Book
Author : Marcia L. London,Jane W. Ball
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nursing care for pregnant women and children is a family-centered process, and Maternal and Child Nursing Care, 3e, is a text that addresses the needs of families across the continuum, from conception through adolescence. The themes that shape this book- nursing care in the community, client education, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice in nursing-will prepare students for the responsibility of managing care for families with diverse healthcare needs, and to work collaboratively with families and other health professionals to enhance care. Note: This is a standalone book, if you want the bk/access code please order the ISBN below: 0132166011 / 9780132166010 Maternal & Child Nursing Care and MyNursingLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card Package consists of: 0132115115 / 9780132115117 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Maternal and Child Nursing Care 0135078466 / 9780135078464 Maternal & Child Nursing Care

Diagnosis as Cultural Practice

Diagnosis as Cultural Practice Book
Author : Judith F. Duchan,Dana Kovarsky
Publisher : De Gruyter Mouton
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is about the doing and experiencing of diagnosis in everyday life. Diagnoses are revealed as interactive negotiations rather than as the assigning of diagnostic labels. The authors demonstrate, through detailed discourse analyses, how the diagnostic process depends on power and accountability as expressed through the talk of those engaged in the diagnostic process. The authors also show that diagnostic decisions are not only made by professional experts trained in the art and science of diagnosis, but they can also be made by anyone trying to figure out the nature of everyday problems. Finally, diagnostic reasoning is found to extend beyond typical diagnostic situations, occurring in unexpected places such as written letters of recommendation and talk about the nature of communication. Together, the chapters in this book demonstrate how diagnosis is a communication practice deeply rooted in our culture. The book is interdisciplinary and unusually broad in its focus. The authors come from different experiential scholarly backgrounds. Each of them takes a different look at the impact and nature of the diagnostic process. The diagnoses discussed include autism, Alzheimer's disease, speech and language disorders, and menopause. The focus is not only on the here and now of the diagnostic interaction, but also on how diagnoses and diagnostic processes change over time. The book can serve as an undergraduate or graduate text for courses offered in various disciplines, including communication, sociology, anthropology, communication disorders, audiology, linguistics, medicine, and disability studies.

Rescripting Family Expereince

Rescripting Family Expereince Book
Author : John HIlls
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781861562630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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John Byng-Hall is a distinguished, pioneering British family therapist, whose publications and presentations have established him internationally. An associate of John Bowlby (who is credited with the beginnings of family therapy) at the Tavistock Clinic London , he has integrated Bowlby's attachment theories with his own ideas of family scripts and myths into family systemic therapy. With Rosemary Whiffen he led the first family therapy training course in the UK at the Tavistock Clinic, until his retirement in 1997.Rescripting Family Experience is a tribute from six psychotherapists connected with him in some way, including Rosemary Whiffen who looks back on the formation of their Tavistock training course. Each contributor takes a very different pathway: from the later developments in the Tavistock Course and British family therapy; the interface between family systemic and child psychotherapy; script construction and analysis in drama and therapy; the impact of understanding script analysis in general practice; to death and the family script. John Byng-Hall gives the most full account to date of his life development as a family therapist, the influence of his own family and his struggle against the debilitation of polio as a young man. This is a book which may cause you to reexamine your professional understanding of the influence of family experience - especially your own.

Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice

Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice Book
Author : Robin Wiggins Carter
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the prevailing theoretical frameworks for viewing diversity in social work practice and helps students develop competencies for work with and on behalf of diverse populations. The theoretical frameworks presented in the text cover three major dimensions of the diversity theme in social work practice: ethnocultural diversity, oppression and social justice, and vulnerable, at-risk populations. While other texts tend to explore these dimensions through a single theoretical framework, Anderson provides an overview of these separate approaches. Chapters are organized so that instructors can teach and students can learn these frameworks comparatively and critically. Each chapter follows a similar outline, which includes 1) a summary of the major contributors to the framework presentation of the core concepts; 2) five to ten principles for practice in application of the framework; 3) an example of its application to a particular practice situation; 4) assessment of its strengths and limitations; 5) annotated sources for further study; and 6) discussion questions to promote critical thinking about the framework.

The Great Books

The Great Books Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applying Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond

Applying Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond Book
Author : Susan C. Brown,Marcella L. Kysilka
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This uniquely practical book allows pre-service and practicing teachers with even the most limited background knowledge about multicultural and global education, to apply that knowledge in their classrooms, schools, and communities. The introductory chapter gives a general background review of multicultural and global education concepts and discusses the importance of teachers becoming involved in transforming their educational practice. The next six chapters investigate the classroom elements of teacher, students, environment, curriculum, instructions, and assessment for way to apply multicultural and global concepts. The final two chapters take readers beyond the classroom into the school and community. For pre-service and practicing teachers in grades K-12.

Civilization

Civilization Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The magazine of the Library of Congress.

Glamour

Glamour Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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