The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1998-09-30
ISBN: 1429931116
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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
Author: Marcin Ossowski
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN: 1614641129
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 American Concepts of Health Healing and Conventional Medicine

Hmong American Concepts of Health  Healing  and Conventional Medicine
Author: Dia Cha
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415944953
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Examines Hmong American concepts of health, illness and healing, and looks at the Hmong American experience with conventional medicine. In this, it identifies factors that either obstruct or enable healthcare delivery to the Hmong.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1998-09
ISBN: 9780374975807
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Excerpt:

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.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780787678937
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Treating Epilepsy Naturally

Treating Epilepsy Naturally
Author: Patricia A. Murphy
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2001-10-17
ISBN: 9780658013799
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Epilepsy Naturally Book Excerpt:

Hard-to-find information on epilepsy, presented by an author living successfully with the condition Drugs commonly used to treat epilepsy have some extremely harmful side effects. Treating Epilepsy Naturally is an empathetic, practical, empowering look at treatment options, lifestyle choices, and ways of living well. Written by an author who has been successfully living with it herself for most of her adult life, this comprehensive guide offers alternative treatments to replace and to complement traditional therapies and sound advice to find the right health practitioner for you.

Hmong in the Modern World

Hmong in the Modern World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hmong Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Magazine

A  Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asian Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Refugees

Refugees
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political refugees
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pfizer Journal

The Pfizer Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wine Lover s Daughter

The Wine Lover s Daughter
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 0374711763
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha

The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha
Author: Alpha Omega Alpha
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vietnam Experience

Vietnam Experience
Author: Paul Aleckson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Developmental Disabilities Bulletin

Developmental Disabilities Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Developmental disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rereadings

Rereadings
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-09-05
ISBN: 1429930861
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rereadings Book Excerpt:

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.

Applying Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond

Applying Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond
Author: Susan C. Brown,Marcella L. Kysilka
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applying Multicultural and Global Concepts in the Classroom and Beyond Book Excerpt:

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.

The Anthropology of Religion Magic and Witchcraft

The Anthropology of Religion  Magic  and Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca L. Stein,Philip L. Stein
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Culture in Rehabilitation

Culture in Rehabilitation
Author: Abdul Matin Royeen,Jeffrey L. Crabtree
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture in Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Our ethnic and diverse populations have varying needs when it comes to rehabilitative health care. This resource, geared to the future health practitioner, details cross-cultural competence in occupational therapy.This book provides a foundation for understanding the cultural changes and forces existing in the United States today and how to integrate those changes and forces into practice. It will help the future practitioner develop an understanding and appreciation for culture and its impact on rehabilitation. Real life case studies bring concepts to life. Additionally, each chapter features a highlight box profiling an individual health care consumer from a specific culture or ethnicity.Rehabilitation students and professionals.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton-Rogers,Beryl C. Curt,Peter Banister
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

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.

The Journal of Clinical Ethics

The Journal of Clinical Ethics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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