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Monique and the Mango Rains

By Kris Holloway
  • ISBN Code: : 1478609028
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Social Science
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In a remote corner of West Africa, Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Monique and the Mango Rains is the compelling story of the authors decade-long friendship with Monique, an extraordinary midwife in rural Mali. It is a tale of Moniques unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work, as well as her tragic and ironic death. In the course of this deeply personal narrative, as readers immerse in village life and learn firsthand the rhythms of Moniques world, they come to know her as a friend, as a mother, and as an inspired woman who struggled to find her place in a male-dominated world.

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  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: african-women-s-unique-vulnerabilities-to-hiv-aids.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women.

Hunger and Hope

By George W. Norton
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  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Book Code : 1478615605
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: hunger-and-hope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Readable, thought-provoking, and beneficial for those who want to comprehend the plight of the rural poor, Hunger and Hope examines the world of those living near, on, and over the edge of poverty in developing countries. Their aspirations, struggles, and daily challenges are revealed with compassion and genuine understanding of the risks they face to sustain themselves and their families. The text is rich with lucid and methodical observations of the economic processes that shape agricultural development in impoverished countries. The author builds in an imaginative way on his extensive experience assisting farmers and assessing the impacts of agricultural interventions. Real-world illustrations of the policies and practices that not only create opportunities and food security but also create hardships show that, while progress has been made in reducing poverty and hunger, there is a need to do more.

Women Navigating Globalization

By Jana Everett,Sue Ellen M. Charlton
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442225785
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: women-navigating-globalization.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Exploring the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen M. Charlton use a feminist lens to understand contemporary gender roles. Without such a lens, they argue, our understanding of globalization and development is incomplete, resulting in flawed policies that fail to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe. After a set of introductory chapters that conceptually frame the issues, the authors then investigate women’s struggles within and against globalization and development through powerful case studies of sex trafficking, water, work, and health. These chapters, by using specific examples, develop the concepts of structure and agency, levels of analysis, and feminist approaches as tools to help students understand the complexities of development and alternative strategies. Through rich interdisciplinary analysis, Everett and Charlton explore the individual and collective strategies women have used to improve their lives under globalization and weigh how effective they have been. Their book will be an essential resource in women’s studies, political science, political economy, anthropology, sociology, and development studies.

African Immersion

By Julius A. Amin
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498502385
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : History
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: african-immersion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines the University of Dayton Cameroon Immersion program, with comparative evidence from the Peace Corps. It analyzes different aspects of experiential learning, contextualizes them within the broader issues of modern American and African history, and offers important conclusions for an understanding of the benefits of study abroad.

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

By Robert Burgin
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 161069385X
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: going-places.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Global Health

By Merrill Singer,Pamela I. Erickson
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  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Book Code : 147861028X
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: global-health.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Affordable and conceptually accessible, this succinct volume captures the distinctive anthropological perspective on global health issues for undergraduates in the social and health sciences. Ideal for professors who want to add an experiential human face, a cultural dimension, and an emic understanding of health in cross-cultural contexts to interdisciplinary course content, Global Health exposes the day-to-day health challenges people around the world face. Key to its message is that, despite strides in improving worldwide health, human impacts on the environment, violent social conflict, and increasing social inequality diminish the success of global health initiatives to protect against illness, disability, and death. Readers, gripped by the impact of undeniable, far-reaching realities such as global warming, infectious disease, food insecurity, water crises, war and genocide, and refugee crises, will learn to apply a holistic, anthropological framework in search of solutions to such complex biosocial conditions.

Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications, 2nd Edition

By Uwe P. Gielen,Jaipaul L. Roopnarine
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440832242
  • Total of Pages : 501
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: childhood-and-adolescence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive reference analyzes psychological and anthropological studies concerning child and adolescent development across cultures, digging into often-forgotten topics like street children, child soldiers, and parenting in war-torn countries. • Considers parenting and childhood development in different mating and marital systems • Includes compelling but often neglected topics, such as children and teens in war-torn countries • Contains the most recent and detailed research on the topic, written in accessible, nontechnical language • Integrates psychological and anthropological perspectives • Features research conducted across the globe, from remote locations through first-world countries


By Ted Conover
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022611323X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: immersion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir—the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels. He covers how to “get into” a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public. Throughout, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. It’s a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world.

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

By Ann McElroy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429973101
  • Total of Pages : 402
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: medical-anthropology-in-ecological-perspective.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, providing a complete and authoritative ecological perspective that is essential for interpreting medical anthropology. Research by biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, along with coverage of contemporary health issues, both local and global. This sixth edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with expanded discussion on the interaction of environment and infectious disease; new material on climate change, globalization, and the effects of war on physical and mental health; and an entirely new chapter on ethics in community health and medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective captures the essentials of the discipline and covers its ever-changing topics, trends, and developments in an engaging, accessible way.