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
 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"
 collapse section7  Liking Only Those in Your Eye  Relationship Terms, Statuses, and Cultural Models
 Status, Culture's Action Arm
 Role, a Subunit of Status
 Cultural Models, Language, and Statuses
 expand sectionFour Kinds of Statuses
 Statuses, Expectations, and Evaluations
 Who is a What?
 Expectations and Double Contingency
 expand section"Relationship Terms" and Shared Understandings
 expand sectionSome General Understandings of the World and Relationships
 The Part of Relationship Terms in Cultural Dynamics: 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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