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<!contents!> Contents 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.