The Way the World is


 expand section1  Ethnographic and Theoretical Introduction
 expand section2  Akher Zamani  Mombasa Swahili History and Contemporary Society
 expand section3  The Brotherhood of Coconuts  Unity, Conflict, and Narrowing Loyalties
 collapse section4  He Who Eats with You  Kinship, Family, and Neighborhood
 Kin, Household, and Nuclear Family
 expand sectionSwahili Kinship
 Generational Kin Term Uses
 Kin and Expectations
 The Importance of General Expectations
 expand sectionMutual Choice in Forming a Social "Pool"
 "One Character,"  "Accustomedness," and "Love":  The Emotional States Understood as Usual in Close Relationships
 Inclusive Neighborhoods: Old Town Sections
 Residence Choice and Household Location
 expand section"Adoption"
 expand sectionMarriage for Women, Jobs for Men
 expand sectionNuclear Family Life
 The Central Place of the Nuclear Family
 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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