An Anthropological Journey into Well-Being: Insights from by Melania Calestani

By Melania Calestani

This volume is a distinct contribution to the exploration of a brand new standpoint within the research of healthiness, which attempts to beat the quantification bias via growing an account of ‘the stable existence’ in a particular position. instead of numbers, this study specializes in neighborhood narratives, emphasising the pressing have to comprise a much wider diversity of methodological methods while attractive with health and wellbeing.  

The volume demonstrates throughout the Bolivian case learn the price of qualitative study for health reviews. It indicates the capability to combine main quantitative facts with qualitative results, reminiscent of these rising via ethnography. it really is geared toward teachers, researchers and scholars in well-being/quality of lifestyles stories, in addition to audiences within the non-profit, governmental and coverage within the non-profit, governmental and coverage sectors. The publication presents new views achieve greater symptoms of future health and quality-of-life.                                       

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During my fieldwork, the restaurant was frequented by regular customers who came for lunch almost every day. In the majority of cases, they were minibus drivers on the route from Ventilla to La Ceja or from Ventilla to Amachuma. 2). Doña Carolina started to cook at 6 am every morning, because at this altitude the large quantities she needed to prepare took a long time to cook. 3 The Choques 21 Don Juan (b. 1983) (b. 2002) Fig. 2 Choque household diagram, orange = living under the same roof in Ventilla, Green = living under the same roof in Amachuma, purple = living under the same roof in Villa Fatima, light blue = living under the same roof in Amachuma, yellow = living under the same roof in Amachuma, black = Deceased cholita who lived in Ventilla, came to help her.

Doña Carolina owned a small kiosk in the Waraq’o Apacheta, which she converted into a small restaurant during the Pachamama month. 3 Products exchanged Products exchanged between Ventilla and Amachuma From Ventilla From Amachuma Pasta, Rice Cash Bread RedMeat Eggs Milk Potatoes The Choques represent an interesting example of a strategy that spans different alteño districts–this is very common in El Alto. In Amachuma they still owned some fields and a house, where at the time their son Ernesto was living with his wife and daughters.

The Choque household had two houses, and two main sets of economic activities around which work roles were organised between the city and the countryside. This could imply a redefinition of the term household, where movement, interchanges, and different locations would appear as fundamental factors in delineating it, especially in El Alto, where, as mentioned before, this is quite common. Co-operation is fundamental for the survival of the different household units, who are also very much involved in the celebrations of the community/communities.

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