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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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    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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    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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    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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    Introduction: The book “Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman was published in 1998 tells the History and the story about immigrating the Hmong Family from their home country Laos to the United States of America, the main reason of the Hmong Family’s immigration is because of the “Silent War” that occurred in Vietnam which led to starvation and the place is no longer a livable place. After relocation the Hmong Family to California with their thirteen children, Foua (mother) had to

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    professionals communicate. (Kohn, 2000.) As part of my Culture, Health and Illness class, I undertook a critical analysis of the book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures” by Anne Fadiman. This book was published in 1997, and documents the struggle of a Hmong family from Laos in communicating with and understanding the American health system. The Vietnam War caused great destruction in Laos, and so the Lee family migrated to America

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    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is about the cross-cultural ethics in medicine. The book is about a small Hmong child named Lia Lee, who had epilepsy. Epilepsy is called, quag dab peg1 in the Hmong culture that translates to the spirit catches you and you fall down. In the Hmong culture this illness is sign of distinction and divinity, because most Hmong epileptics become shaman, or as the Hmong call them, txiv neeb2. These shamans are special people imbued with healing spirits

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