Misery and Company: Sympathy in Everyday Life

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Studying the informal sector presents several challenges. ers are involved in illegal activities, which means they are lives of which they are proud. Directed by Amy Kalafa and Alex Gunuey. c1993. 58 min. This learning process involves a fascinating experience in which our western assumptions are revealed to us and thwarted when we examine various facets of the belief systems and traditions of non-western societies. Whether the focus of their studies is on kinship, ritual, house construction, or even on social change, most find it impossible to discuss cultural and social practices without relating them in some way to indigenous cosmologies (e.g.

Pages: 323

Publisher: University of Chicago Press (December 1, 2007)


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