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
 expand section8  Tongues are Spears  Shame and Differentiated Conformity
 collapse section9  Leaning on the Cow's Fat Hump  Medical Choices, Unshared Culture, and General Expectations
 Cultural Organization
 Limited Sharing of Vital Understandings and Organization
 A Cultural Pattern: An Intrinsic Organization
 expand sectionExpert Understanding of Body Functioning and Illness
 expand sectionExpert Understandings of the Causes of Illness
 Morality, Illness, and Organization
 Balance as a Desideratum in Social Relations
 Balance in Understandings about the Body and about Social Relations
 Patterns, Nonsharing, and Cultural Organization
 Laymen's Understandings about Illness and Body Functioning
 Cultural Organization and Guidance: Choice without Understandings
 Illness and Treatment
 Medical Care and Advisers
 Advice in Multiplex Relations with General Expectations
 Advisers' Understandings and Experience
 Social Relationships and Plans of Action: Cultural But Extrinsically Organized
 expand sectionGeneral Expectations and Cultural Organizations: It isn't What You Know
 Illness, Nonsharing and "Patterns"
 Conclusion and Summary
 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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