Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The (Anne Fadiman)
Analysis of 1998 book about a family of Hmong immigrants, their family history, problems & cultural & spiritual conflicts.
# 10446 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2001 |
Published on May 12, 2003 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Ethnic Studies (Modern) , English (Analysis) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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From the Paper:"Anne Fadiman's book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998) is an intelligent and moving " and unsettling story " about the costs that individuals must sometimes have to pay for living in a multicultural society and the challenges that immigrants face in the United States, even after they think that they have made it to the promised land. Fadiman also shows how the American mainstream cultural establishment " in this case represented mostly by the doctors and other medical personnel that work with one particular immigrant family " sometimes finds itself unable to help newcomers to make the leap into the often perilous new world of their dreams.
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants to California, and soon developed symptoms of .."
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