The Way the World is


 collapse section1  Ethnographic and Theoretical Introduction
 The Ethnographic Focus
 Incomplete Sharing and Cultural "Explanations"
 "Molecular" Processes and the Enduring Myth of Complete Sharing
 Culture and "Culture"
 "Status": Culture's Action Arm
 Culture and Its Distribution
 expand sectionStatus: The Action Arm of Culture
 expand sectionGeneral Expectations, Cultural Sharing, and the Effectiveness of Statuses
 General Expectations and the Effects of Unshared Culture
 Cultural Distribution and Social Structure
 The Organization of Culture by Statuses
 expand section2  Akher Zamani  Mombasa Swahili History and Contemporary Society
 expand section3  The Brotherhood of Coconuts  Unity, Conflict, and Narrowing Loyalties
 expand section4  He Who Eats with You  Kinship, Family, and Neighborhood
 expand section5  Understanding is Like Hair  Limited Cultural Sharing and the Inappropriateness of "All by All" and "Some by Some" Models for Swahili Culture
 expand section6  Close One of Your Eyes  Concealing Differences Between the Generations and the Uses of "Tokens"
 expand section7  Liking Only Those in Your Eye  Relationship Terms, Statuses, and Cultural Models
 expand section8  Tongues are Spears  Shame and Differentiated Conformity
 expand section9  Leaning on the Cow's Fat Hump  Medical Choices, Unshared Culture, and General Expectations
 expand section10  A Wife is Clothes  Family Politics, Cultural Organization, and Social Structure
 expand section11  The Dynamics of Swahili Culture  A Status-Centered View

 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionIndex

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