(Dancing Skeletons Life and Death in West Africa) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Katherine A. Dettwyler

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  • Dancing Skeletons Life and Death in West Africa
  • Katherine A. Dettwyler
  • English
  • 15 September 2018
  • 9780881337488

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An assignment for my medical anthropology class this book infuriated me on so many levels that I feel compelled to write a pretty lengthy review on it First and foremost my major complaint about this book is that throughout reading it I could not figure out what the point of the book was is it an ethnography An autobiography A how to guide for surviving fieldwork A treatise on the importance of nutrition A work of fiction I know it s not but I ll get to why I ask that later 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 Once I thought I had it figured out she d changed personalities again I realize that she was writing for an undergraduate audience with the hopes of inspiring them to further explore the world of anthropology so she likely did not wish to weigh down the book with heavy amounts of data and academic discourse But But But She IS an academician and this book IS written for academic purposes so I expect the book to discuss things at a higher level not the dumbed down and pointless version she published especially if I m reuired to read this book for an academic classAs a student of anthropology I m being taught to remove my cultural biases when encountering new and different cultural values norms and s than my own I m being taught to try and take a non ethnocentric view on others It s a difficult task because no one can truly remove themselves entirely from the culture in which they were raised it s just not humanly possible But you do the best you can to keep your eyes and your mind open to view practices in their own cultural context This is called cultural relativism and as a student I am taking this to heart The fact that Dettwyler a trained educated practicing and teaching anthropologist has written a book in which she freely writes her negative views and opinions on the Malian people some of them so ethnocentric it s astounding and doesn t apologize for her inability to separate her beliefs from her profession shocks and appalls me Even as a student I see the anthropological crime in her words and the actions she writes of and I m left with the bitter taste of hypocrisy in my mouthAs someone who used to make a living writing professionally I am dismayed and disappointed at several cardinal rules of writing being broken throughout the book the most disturbing one being the use of whole dialogues between the author and several other characters in her book I call them characters because that is exactly what whole bits of dialogue written like this conjure up The conversations are written as if the author transcribed them word for word during their discourse which is highly unlikely So I am left wondering is this really what was said Is Dettwyler portraying these people s words and the situations accurately as they happened Or is she shaping the conversations in a way that suits the point she is trying to make or to elevate the story just a bit And that makes me wonder just how REAL her story is is this a work of fiction or non fictionThere are several other complaints and issues I have with Dancing Skeletons but then I fear my opinion of her book might end up being as long as the book itself So to end this on a positive note I will say that if I were to find one positive aspect of the book I would say that it s an excellent tool for teaching anthropology students what NOT to do as they further their studies in the field A Day For A Day personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not soon forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa With nutritional anthropology at its core Dancing Skeletons Court of Lions presents informal engaging and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author's experiences conducting researc. 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