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    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman > > Anne Fadiman wrote an eye-opening book titled, The > Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Fadiman is > the editor of The American Scholar and has been > published numerous times. In this book, she has > documented the life of Hmong immigrants in Merced, > California. I think she thought it was important to > tell this story of the Lee family to open everyone's > eyes to different cultures. Most of the field work > took

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    Reviews of Native Son

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    it was the subject of many reviews.  Two such reviewers are Clifton Fadiman and Malcolm Cowley. Clifton Fadiman, writer for  The New Yorker declared that Native Son was the most powerful American novel since the Grapes of Wrath.  He is positive that anyone who reads this book has to know what it means to be a Negro,  especially being a Negro in the U.S. over seventy years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Fadiman then goes on to compare the novel to Theodore Dreiser's An American

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    these concepts in one's life is challenging. Impermanence is concerned with the thought that nothing remains static, and change is to be expected. Selflessness holds that there is no immortal soul or external Self that exists in each individual; (Fadiman & Frager,1994:p 545) selflessness is closely connected with impermanence. Dissatisfaction is a larger concept entir ely- it involves the acknowledgment that suffering exists. The world is founded on suffering, (DeSilva, 1991:p 21) and once anything

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    story of two American families over three generations, seven decades from the Civil War to World War I, told in a book that confuses us with contradictions, that lacks fictional concentration and that wanders in and around too many themes. Clifton Fadiman once said it was wrong to describe Steinbeck as a hard boiled writer. Well, if a comparison with eggs is necessary, "East of Eden" is an overdone omelet. Steinbeck himself worried about its weaknesses. In a letter to his editor, he said, "It's kind

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    American Intervention

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    is why it’s our duty to father the rest of the world when conflicts arise. American culture and ideals are also thought to take precedents over all other cultures and ideals. In the book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down, written by Anne Fadiman, there are many great examples of how American culture is imposed on the people residing with in its enclosed boundaries. The U.S. going to war in Vietnam is also a great example of how the U.S. tried to impose American values on the “less fortunate

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    Reflection of the story of the book author Fadiman First and foremost, the book of Fadiman (2014) is very inspiring, eye opening to anybody who reads the book, and it is also disappointing because of the medical practitioners provided unequal treatment to the Hmong family. One of the most refreshing attitudes of the Hmong people is their honesty, humility, patience, never gave up to fight fo their daughter, fight fo their belief and the close families ties, as well as the support among Hmong people

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    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, written by Anne Fadiman, emulates on the ways in which cultural ignorance can have drastic effects on the lives of people caught in between two cultures. Published in 1997, the book chronicles the struggles of a Laos refugee family, and their experience with the health care system in Merced, California. This story centers on Lia Lee, a young Hmong child diagnosed with epilepsy. At three months old; Yer, Lia’s older sister, slams a door that triggers Lia’s

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    challenge they had to face when their daughter, Lia Lee, was diagnosed with epilepsy. In particular, during Lia's hospitalized the Lee family's struggle with a language barrier, and the cultural different between western and eastern medicine. Anne Fadiman allows readers to see the differences between western and eastern cultures as well as how each group views the patient. Cultural Competency I thought this book was amazing but heartbreaking as the same time. This book helps me gain new knowledge about

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    In “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman, the whole story revolves around Lia, the thirteenth child of Lee family. Lee family was a refugee family in USA and Lia was their first child to be born in US. At the time of time of birth, she was declared as a healthy child but at the age of three it was founded that she is suffering from epilepsy. In the words of western or scientific world the term epilepsy mean mental disorder of a person and in Hmong culture, epilepsy is referred

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    Eric Lovett Jr.- Klemm Fund Projects Abroad Internship Program In Anne Fadiman’s, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, a young Hmong girl named Lia, endures an egregious form of epilepsy characterized by several general mal seizures each day. Lia and her family, are Hmong refugees from Laos that sought asylum by living in a highly concentrated Hmong community in California. The Hmong’s beliefs and cultures can be compared to typical Western culture, including their beliefs in the effectiveness

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