ERIC Number: ED044995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Cross-Cultural Approaches: Readings in Comparative Research.
Ford, Clellan S., Ed.
Selected articles illustrate different ways of analyzing social customs for cross-cultural comparisons. Approaches represent a veriety of theoretical points of view, thus exposing some fundamental problems in comparative research. Emphasis is placed upon contrasting ways of analyzing information on human behavior, social life, and culture. Five groupings of articles include material on: (1) developing a frame of reference for cross-cultural study; (2) studies concerned with customs related to various aspects of the reproductive cycle; (3) various projective systems; (4) interrelationships between various aspects of social life and culture; and (5) codings and ratings concerning child training in 110 cultures and a cross-cultural study of drinking. Numerous charts, statistical data, and maps are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Sectional Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Foreign Culture, International Education, Language Classification, Languages, Scientific Methodology, Sociocultural Patterns
Taplinger Publishing Co., Inc., 29 E. 10th St., New York, N.Y. 10003 ($8.00)
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Authoring Institution: Human Relations Area Files, Inc., New Haven, CT.