The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Anne Fadiman
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Preface

• The author introduces us to the Lee family.

• She offers insights as to what goes wrong with Lia, the Lee's daughter, medical care and how a culture clash plays a role.
• The author describes a language barrier to interviewing the Lee family, and how she uses taped recordings and an interpreter.

• We learn about the red chair where the author sits for these interviews, and how she can feel at ease in it talking with the family, even though they are very different from her.

Chapter 1

• The author gives us a brief history of the Hmong culture and the ways things are done in childbirth.

• We learn that Foua Lee has typically given birth to her children in her home, without a doctor.

• The Hmong believe in the powers of a shaman.
• The author also describes why the Lees have to leave their homeland of Laos.

• They...

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