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"
 expand section7  Liking Only Those in Your Eye  Relationship Terms, Statuses, and Cultural Models
 collapse section8  Tongues are Spears  Shame and Differentiated Conformity
 expand sectionShame, Status, and Limited Sharing
 The Power of "Aibu"
 Secrecy and Shame
 Recognizing Aibu: Different Ideals and Different Agents
 Some Universal Bases for Aibu
 Aibu without Personal Belief in Having Erred
 Aibu and Significant Others: Arbiters and Sanctioners
 The Distribution of Culture
 Statuses as the Basis for Judgment
 Status Differences and Privacy
 Self-Reinforcing "Fear"
 Aibu as a Social and Psychological Process
 expand sectionCultural Change, Shame, and Cultural Distribution
 collapse sectionShame, Behavior, and the Distribution of Culture
 Balancing Shame and Contrary Forces: A Little Case
 Shame as a Support for Cultural Diversity
 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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