Chapters 9 & 10

The part that I found most interesting in these chapters was the part about animal sacrifice. There was an attempted ban on animal sacrifice in the US because they didn’t approve of the Hmong people sacrificing animals in their home. Yet, Americans slaughter animals in alarming numbers every day, in ways that are far fromContinue reading Chapters 9 & 10

Chapter 9 & 10

Chapter 9 focused on the extent to which Lia’s parents were not irresponsible but rather selective in their caregiving strategies. Nao Kao chose to drive for days with Lia to find her a treatment options that has traditionally worked for the Hmong despite her condition not being considered a ‘problem’ but an illness to beContinue reading Chapter 9 & 10

Chapter 9 & 10

Chapter 9 of Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down further develops the idea that Lia Lee’s parents are not neglectful of their child, but rather, they cherish her deeply and they have been attempting to heal her using the best of their ability and cultural knowledge. Having come a long way sinceContinue reading Chapter 9 & 10