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SIL International and the International Museum of Cultures Publications in Ethnography (formerly International Museum of Cultures Series) is a series published jointly by SIL International and the International Museum of Cultures. The series focuses on cultural studies of minority peoples of various parts of the world. While most volumes are authored by members of SIL International who have done ethnologic research in a minority language, suitable works by others also occasionally form part of the series.
Discussion of the very different goals of African and Western economic systems and ninety observations of African behaviors related to money matters and the frictions which can result when Westerners misunderstand.
Describes the ever-increasing penetration of the majority culture among the Guahibo (eastern Colombia).
Draws from such diverse disciplines as sociolinguistics, anthropology, semiotics, cognition, aesthetics and ethnomusicology to make a contribution to our understanding of African culture and communication.
Contains two sections: myths, legends and chants passed from father to son among the Cashibo; and a history of the Cashibo people and culture up to the mid-1960s.
Discusses how people in Irian Jaya coped with the forces that present both tension and stability as an essential part of their social fabric.
Examines the culture of the Senegambia subregion in West Africa.
Looks at the culture of the Ketengban people (eastern highlands of Irian Jaya, Indonesia).
Gives a collection of studies of Papua New Guinea cultures, each isolating one key concept that is believed to define the whole of that culture.
This volume contains a selection of folktales collected in Vietnam from 1960 to 1975. The minority groups whose oral literature were selected for this volume also contrasts in their basic forms of social organization as reflected in the tales themselves.
Describes the cultures of two closely related language groups in the Peruvian Amazon: the Shipibo and Conibo.