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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Describe briefly the history and migrations of the Hmong people. What was their relationship with the Chinese? The Chinese Hated the hmong. They thought they were filthy. With the French? With the Americans? Why did they come to the United States? Mode of Production What was the Hmong mode of production? Pastoralism How has this mode of production changed in the context of the United States? Kinship/Social Organization What are some of the basic principles underlying Hmong concepts of family? How have these principles affected their migration and settlement patterns in the United States? How have they affected their interactions with Western medicine? Concepts of the Body, Illness, and Health Describe Hmong concepts of the self and its body. When youre sick you lose your soul What did the Hmong believe had happened to Lia? She was being touched by a spirit. She was
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