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Altruism in cross-cultural perspective

Author: Douglas A Vakoch
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: International and cultural psychology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the similarities and differences in altruism across cultures. It explores the role of altruism in ritual and religion and analyzes the interplay of biology and culture in altruism.

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Vakoch
ISBN: 1461469511 9781461469513
OCLC Number: 827083476
Description: xvi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Altruism in its personal, social, and cultural contexts : an introduction / Juris G. Draguns --
Conceptual aspects of altruism in cross-cultural contexts / Sandi W. Smith [and others] --
Cross-cultural variation in altruism : traditional parental manipulation and ancestor-descendant conflict / Kathryn Coe and Craig T. Palmer --
Guatemala adolescents' reports of helping in urban and rural Mayan communities / Judith L. Gibbons --
Do we really like the kind girls and animals? : Cross-cultural analysis of altruism in folktales / Alexandra Arkhipova and Artem Kozmin --
Cultrual values and volunterring : a cross-cultural perspective / Henrietta Gronlund --
Daoism and altyruism : a China-USA perspective / Yueh-Ting Lee, Wenting Chen, and Sydney Xinni Chan --
Altruism in Indian religions : embracing the biosphere / Abhik Gupta --
Altuism, renouncing and renunciant : a duscussion on desire and selfessness / Sangeetha menon --
Spiritual transformation and healing : is altruism integral? / Joan Koss-Chioino --
Altruism in human ritual / Garry Chick.
Series Title: International and cultural psychology series.
Responsibility: Douglas A. Vakoch, editor.
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"Based on a symposium on the same theme held in connection with the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, February 23-27, 2005, at Santa Fe, NM, and convened by the Read more...

 
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