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
 expand section9  Leaning on the Cow's Fat Hump  Medical Choices, Unshared Culture, and General Expectations
 collapse section10  A Wife is Clothes  Family Politics, Cultural Organization, and Social Structure
 expand sectionPower in Marriage
 Gender Statuses and Salience Understandings
 Gender Statuses and Differences Between Them
 Comparing Men's and Women's Social Relations
 Wedding Ceremonies and the Gender Statuses
 Relations with Close Kin: Warmth for Women, Restrictions for Men
 The Spouse Relationship: Feelings and Funds
 Divorce, Death, and Gender Differences in the Significance of Marriage
 Husbands, Wives, Love, and Marriage
 The Real Power of the Husband/Father
 The Husband/Father's Real Need for Warmth and Emotional Support
 Women's Happiness and Wives' Power
 Understandings about Women, Social Structure, and Wives' Power
 Social Structure's Strictures: More on Unshared Culture
 expand section11  The Dynamics of Swahili Culture  A Status-Centered View

 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionIndex

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