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
 expand section10  A Wife is Clothes  Family Politics, Cultural Organization, and Social Structure
 collapse section11  The Dynamics of Swahili Culture  A Status-Centered View
 Invoking "Shared Beliefs and Values"—and Why Not
 How Cultural Elements Affect Those Who Do Not Share Them: Statuses, Cultural Distribution, and Prediction
 Statuses: Bringing Culture to Bear on Everyday Concerns for Sharers and Nonsharers Alike
 Evaluation as the Foundation of Social Life, Status as the Foundation of Evaluation
 How Unshared Evaluative Understandings Serve to Affect Behavior
 Statuses as a Source of Morality When Understandings Differ
 Broader Consequences of Social Relationships
 "Delivery Systems" and Cultural Guidance for Life's Problems
 Limited Sharing within Statuses and the Sources of Statuses' Effectiveness: The Issues
 Conformity and Status Effectiveness: Universal Sharing and the Role of Tokens
 When Tokens are Not Guides But Have Manifest Results
 Divergent Understandings and Double Contingency
 The Necessity for "Common Standards" and the Question of Sharing
 Universal Sharing and the Importance of Relationships: "I Know You!"
 Relationship Terms and Cultural Models
 The Importance of Positive Assessments: A Universal Lesson and Ubiquitous Source of Cultural Conformity
 Cultural Conformity: Bases for Shame and Guilt
 Conformity to Communitywide and Status-Specific Understandings
 Statuses and Cultural Conformity
 Judging and Sharing: Conformity Independent of Consensus
 Limiting Cultural Diversity with Cultural Models
 Multiplex Relationships, Conformity, and General Expectations
 General Expectations, Cultural Sharing, and the Scope of Multiplex Relationships
 expand sectionSharing Identifying Understandings
 Cultural Organization and General Expectations
 expand section"Patterns" or Common Element Organizations
 Social Structure as an Independent Influence on Behavior
 The Social Structural Importance of Multiplex Relationships and Their General Expectations
 Social Structure as an Independent Influence on Behavior
 Culture and "Cultural Products"
 Wives' Power De Nihilo: Social Structure's Effects Independent from Culture
 Social Structure's Effect: Blocking and Channeling
 Hakuna Refu Lisilo Ncha : Nothing is So Long that it has No End

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