Maya Compositions of Speech and Silence in Medical Care
By T. S. Harvey
$55.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5273-6 March 2013
Responding to the need for in-depth ethnographic studies in cultural and communicative competence, this anthropological account of Maya language use in health care in highland Guatemala explores some of the cultural and linguistic factors that can complicate communication in the practice of medicine.
Wirth and Aldrich examine the Los Alamos Ranch School, an elite prep school for boys, ages twelve to eighteen. In existence between the two World Wars, the school's curriculum combined a robust outdoor life with a rigorous academic program mirroring the Progressive Era's quest for perfection.