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Essay Questions for the Dettwyler Book Book Essay Due September 9, 2009 1. What did the book teach you about anthropological research? What particular challenges did the author face in conducting fieldwork among malnourished children? 2. From Dettwyler’s perspective how did local cultural beliefs and practices contribute to infant mortality and malnutrition? Concentrate especially on beliefs and
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Unformatted text preview: practices related to food, illness, maternal care, infant feeding and reproduction. 1. In Chapter 12, Dettwyler describes events that led to the book’s title. Why does the author say the children looked like “dancing skeletons”? Why does the author say that good nutrition may be more important than immunization or oral rehydration therapy?...
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