Summary Of Dancing Skeletons

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Within Katherine A. Dettwyler’s book, Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, the author exhibits a very personal account of life in West Africa as she practiced medical fieldwork among malnourished children. Not only was Dettwyler’s participation with research studies and The Freedom from Hunger/AMIPJ project in Dogo arrondissement (62) an effort to show her perseverance with holistic care, they also showed how anthropologists practice participant observation. In Chapter 8, Dettwyler writes about a memory of a boy carried by his father into the compound she was seeing people in, the boy who had devastating wounds due to some bicycle accident five days prior and had not been brought to the hospital yet. Once the wound has been treated