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We found 7 Reddit comments about The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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7 Reddit comments about The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures:

u/blackstar9000 · 11 pointsr/worldnews

This is slightly off-topic, but if anyone's interested in the US relations with the Hmong, there's an excellent book called The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, about culture clash among Hmong immigrants living in California.

u/anthropology_nerd · 3 pointsr/Anthropology

A good popular anthropology book for summer reading is 1491: New Revelations About the Americas before Columbus.

A good medical anthropology-like book is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down about epilepsy in recent Hmong immigrants to the U.S.

I'm a little tired and that is all I've got right now.

u/commodore84 · 3 pointsr/worldnews

If you're interested in the Hmong, read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Fantastic book and discusses the plight of the Hmongs in detail.

u/montereyo · 3 pointsr/Anthropology

My ubiquitous recommendation for medical anthropology is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, about a Hmong family in California whose newborn daughter has epilepsy. It's well-written and engaging.

u/sabu632 · 2 pointsr/Anthropology

Basso is phenomenal. I also always recommend The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Both superb ethnographies.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I highly recommend the nonfiction book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. It's about the collision of what westerners think of as illness and the Hmong people of Vietnam think of as being "touched" by special spirits, through the story of a young girl with epilepsy whose Hmong parents refuse standard medical treatment. Very well written, unfolds like a mystery, a whole new way of thinking bout the world. Wish it had come out when I was 16 instead of 26!

u/grndfthrprdx · 1 pointr/AskReddit

http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Catches-Fall-Down/dp/0374525641

I read that book. It is a biography/history of one family of Hmong, and the Hmong in general. One of the stories is that since they are so used to farming, they tend to plant crops in their house in the US or whatever country they are moved too.