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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Doing for others--altruism--is arguably one of the most human of our activities. Arguable too are the origins of altruism: biology, psychology, culture, all of the above? Researchers have been exploring all three in intriguing lines of inquiry. But as the world grows smaller, culture grows as a major dimension in how, and why, people help others. The contributors to Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective employ a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Vakoch
ISBN: 9781461469520 146146952X
OCLC Number: 844947684
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 180 pages) : illustrations.
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, Maria Knight Lapinski --
Cross-Cultural Variation in Altruism: Traditional Parental Manipulation and Ancestor-Descendant Conflict / Kathryn Coe, Craig T. Palmer --
Guatemalan 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, Artem Kozmin --
Cultural Values and Volunteering: A Cross-Cultural Perspective / Henrietta Grönlund --
Daoism and Altruism: A China-USA Perspective / Yueh-Ting Lee, Wenting Chen, Sydney Xinni Chan --
Altruism in Indian Religions: Embracing the Biosphere / Abhik Gupta --
Altruism, Renouncing the Renunciant: A Discussion on Desire and Selflessness / Sangeetha Menon --
Spiritual Transformation and Healing: Is Altruism Integral? / Joan Koss-Chioino --
Altruism in Human Ritual / Garry Chick --
Epilogue / Lewis Aptekar --
Afterword / Stephen G. Post, Matthew T. Lee.
Series Title: International and cultural psychology series.
Responsibility: Douglas A. Vakoch, editor.
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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.  Read more...

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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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