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Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Douglas A Vakoch
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013.
Series: International and Cultural Psychology
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : 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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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Vakoch
ISBN: 9781461469520 146146952X
OCLC Number: 940529989
Description: 1 online resource (XVI, 180 p. 6 illus.)
Contents: Altruism in Its Personal, Social, and Cultural Contexts: An Introduction.- Conceptual Aspects of Altruism in Cross-cultural Contexts.- Cross-cultural Variation in Altruism: Traditional Parental Manipulation and Ancestor-Descendant Conflict.- Guatemalan Adolescents' Reports of Helping in Urban and Rural Mayan Communities.- Do We Really Like the Kind Girls and Animals?: Cross-cultural Analysis of Altruism in Folktales.- Cultural Values and Volunteering: A Cross-cultural Perspective.- Daoism and Altruism: A China-USA Perspective.- Altruism in Indian Religions: Embracing the Biosphere.- Altruism-Renouncing the Renunciant: A Discussion on Desire and Selflessness.- Spiritual Transformation and Healing: Is Altruism Integral?.- Altruism in Human Ritual.- Epilogue. To Give or Not to Give: Confessions of a Humanitarian Aid Worker.
Series Title: International and Cultural Psychology
Responsibility: edited by Douglas A. Vakoch.
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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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