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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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- Spring '09
- Obstetrics, Non-Western Medical Systems, Mulcahey, Southeast Alaskan writers, Western obstetrical care, Alutiiq people