Table of contents for Invitation to laughter : a Lebanese anthropologist in the Arab world / Fuad I. Khuri ; edited by Sonia Jalbout Khuri.

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Foreword, by Richard Antoun	00
Prologue: The man himself, by Sonia Jalbout Khuri	00
Note on Arabic words	00
Introduction	Why ¿laughter¿?	1
Chapter 1	Exploring origins: The choice of anthropology	00
Chapter 2	Studying anthropology in Oregon: ¿How wonderful!¿	00
Chapter 3	Being Lebanese: A nationality or a profession?	00
Chapter 4	Religious syncretism: ¿I offer sacrifices to my ancestors 
on Friday because I am a Muslim¿	00
Chapter 5	Lebanese traders in West Africa: Always ending the 
day in losses	00
Chapter 6	Change as faith: The restless Americans	00
Chapter 7	Teaching in Beirut: ¿Sir, keep this information to 
yourself¿	00
Chapter 8	Establishing an Arab association for the social sciences: 
The tyranny of consensus	00
Chapter 9	The exotic in the suburbs of Beirut: ¿It is written¿	000
Chapter 10	Alumni and ulama in Bahrain: ¿We all seek 
knowledge¿	000
Chapter 11	Open secrets: Discussable but not publishable	000
Chapter 12	Table manners in Yemen: Eat! Do not talk!	000
Chapter 13	The official policy toward emigration in Lebanon: ¿We 
eat bread, not potatoes¿	000
Chapter 14 	The Arab rich: ¿An ugly horse that wins the race is 
praised for its good looks¿	000
Chapter 15 	Who wants to be a za?m? The agony of fame	000
Chapter 16 	Living in Great Britain: ¿The best in the world¿	000
Appendix 1	List of Research Projects	000
Appendix 2	List of Publications	000
Index		000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Khêaurêai, Fuªêaad Isáohêaaq.
Ethnologists -- Lebanon -- Biography.
Ethnology -- Arab countries -- Field work.
Arab countries -- Social life and customs.