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ANTH 147 Reading Response Questions #7 (Week 9) Reading: Mulcahy Due at the beginning of Recitation Section. Please include full bibliographic references at the end of your essay (citing the article, book it is in, and page numbers.) Example: Foster, George M. “Disease Etiologies in Non-Western Medical Systems” in Brown, Peter J., ed. Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology , New York: Mayfield Publishing Company, pp. 110-117. Your essay response should be 250 words, typed, double-spaced. Spell-check and proof- read before handing it in to your TA. Be sure to include your full name and section no. Sections 601, 604 1. To understand healing among the Alutiiq, Mulcahey relies a great deal on the stories she heard from Mary Peterson and other community members. To make sense of these stories, and to assess the kinds of insights they provide, Mulcahey discusses the social practice of story-telling. Drawing on both examples from actual stories and the author’s reflections on
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Unformatted text preview: story-telling as a kind of data, describe the social roles of stories, collective memories, and cultural myths. How does she address the question of the “truth” of stories she hears? 602, 605 2. On p. 96, Mulcahey cites from a poetry collection by Southeast Alaskan writers, who cite the words of T.S. Elliot: Tradition Cannot be inherited And if you want it You must obtain it By great labor. Explain what this poem means, and, drawing on 2 examples from the text, explain why Mulcahey found this poem to be relevant to Alutiiq healing experiences. 603, 606 3. While Western obstetrical care has largely replaced traditional midwifery for Alaskan native communities, the cultural value of the midwife has not disappeared. What has been the socio-cultural role of the midwife among Alutiiq people, and how would you describe the significance of native midwifery at present?...
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