Society for Cross-Cultural Research Newletter



In This Issue

 1999 Program  New Books by SCCR members
 Officers and Staff  Message from the Editor

Abstracts from the 1999 Meeting







6:00 - 10:00 pm (Portal)


7:00 - 9:00 pm (Santa Fe)



8:00 - 4:00 pm (Mezzanine)


8:15 - 9:45 am (New Mexico)

TASP PANEL: Young Childen's Play in Context

Chair: Diane Parham (U of Southern California)

Doris Pierce (Creighton U)

Negotiating the Home Landscape: Mobile Infant Play Development

Dorothy Sluss (East Tennessee State U)

Play in Reggio Emilia-Inspired Programs

Eva Nwokah (Richardson Development Center for Children)

Infant and Toddler Toys in the US: Changing Trends from 1860-1930

Loree Primeau (U of Texas, Medical Branch)

Scaffolded Play: Parent-Child Play in the Zone of Proximal Development

8:15 - 10:45 am (South Ballroom)

SCCR PANEL: Cultural Issues in Individual Representations and Emotions

Chair: Phanikiran Radhakrishnan (U of Texas at El Paso)

Julia Lechuga, Phanikiran Radhakrishnan (U of Texas, El Paso) and Sandra Carpenter (U of Alabama, Huntsville)

The Availability of Self and Group Representations Among Collectivists

Ulrich Schimmack (U of Illinois) and Julia Lechuga (U of Texas, El Paso)

Bilingual's Representation of Emotions: Disgust Versus Asco

Laura S. Sidorowicz (Nassau Community College)

A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Person Perception in Relation to Self-Disclosure, Liking, and Trustworthiness

Nina Eduljee (St. Joseph's College)

Personal Characteristic Variables as Predictors of College Students Attitudes Toward Computers: A Comparison between the U.S. and India

Li-Jun Ji and Richard E. Nisbett (U of Michigan)

Field Dependence and Culture

Yoko Haberling, Phanikiran Radhakrishnan, Stephan Ahadi (U of Texas, El Paso), Ulrich Schimmack, Shige Oishi (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Traits, Discrepancies, Culture, and Adjustment


8:15 - 10:45 am (Santa Fe)

TASP PANEL: Play in Early Childhood

Chair: Stuart Reifel (U of Texas, Austin)

Chih-jung Huang (Pennsylvania State U)

Classroom Improvement: "Renovating" Activity Centers

Jim Christie (Arizona U), Sandy Stone (Northern Arizona U), and Rebecca Deutscher (Arizona State U)

Enriched Play Center in Same-Age and Multiage Grouping Arrangements

Rebecca Corona (Manukau Institute of Technology)

Weaving the Drama Into Te Whariki

Diana Beck (Knox College)

What Are They Saying When We Can't Hear Them?

Lydia A. Goellner (Pennsylvania State U)

Developing the Seven Intelligences Through Play

8:15 - 9:45 am (Coronado)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Culture, Justice, and Inter-Group Relations

Organizer & Chair: Fathali M. Moghaddam (Georgetown U)

Discussant: Uwe Gielen (St. Francis College)

Fathali M. Moghaddam and Nikki Slocum (Georgetown U)

My Right is Your Duty

Don Taylor (McGill U)

Valueless Colonialism and the Plight of Disadvantaged Ethnic Minorities

Robert Weigl (The Franklin Center and Georgetown U)

Welcoming Latinos to Stay ... In Their Place

10:00 - 10:45 am (New Mexico)

TASP PANEL: Play and Literature

Chair: Dorothy Sluss (East Tennessee State U)

Joan Weatherly (U of Memphis)

Doubleplusgood Duckspeak: Orwell's "Own (Comic) Invention" in Defense of "the Useless, Silly, and True"

Edgar H. (Herb) Thompson (Emory & Henry) and Dorothy Sluss (East Tennesee State U)

A Critical Approach to Will Hobbs' Bear Stone From a Play Perspective: Fiction, Games With Rules



10:00 - 10:45 am (Coronado)

SCCR ORGANIZED SYMPOSIUM: Weaving in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Organizer & Chair: Leigh Minturn (U of Colorado)

Leigh Minturn (U of Colorado)

The Relative Antiquity of Weaving and Metallurgy

Robin O'Brian (UCLA)

The Roles of Trade and Technology on Weavers

11:00 - 12:00 noon (South Ballroom)


Peter K. Smith (Goldsmiths College)

Pretend Play and Theory of Mind: What is the Relationship?

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 4:15 pm (South Ballroom)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Worldwide Comparisons: Reflections and New Directions from the Summer Institutes

Organizer: Carol R. Ember (Human Relations Area Files)

Chair: Melvin Ember (Human Relations Area Files)

Discussant: Ann Metcalf (Mills College)

Lewellyn Hendrix (Southern Illinois U) and Mark Schneider (Southern Illinois U)

Assumptions of the Biosocial Theory of Incest Taboos

Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember (Human Relations Area Files)

A Re-examination of the Relationship between Matrilocal Residence and Internal Peace

Robert W. Schrauf (Duke U)

Mother Tongue Maintenance Among North American Ethnic Groups

Victor de Munck (SUNY - Paltz)

Re-analysis of Rosenblatt's Cross Cultural Study of the Function of Romance

William Jankowiak and Angela Ramsey (U of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Femme Fatale and Status Fatale: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

William Divale (York College, CUNY)

Stress Reducers for Morning Sickness and Labor Pain

Winifred L. Mitchell (Minnesota State U, Mankato)

Refinements and Corollaries in the Quest for Patterns in Gender Relations

1:00 - 3:30 pm (Stiha)

SCCR PANEL: Comparative Perspectives on Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Issues

Chair: Roy S. Malpass (U of Texas at El Paso)

James William Coleman (California Polytechnic State U, San Luis Obispo) and Linda L. Ramos (U of Colorado, Boulder)

Buddhism East and West

Roy S. Malpass (U of Texas at El Paso)

Cultural Issues in the Assessment of Legal Responsibility

Gerald E. Markle (Western Michigian University) and Frances B. McCrea (Grand Valley State U)

The Future of Nation States: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Richard Sosis (U of Connecticut)

Religion and Intra-Group Cooperation: A Comparative Analysis of Utopian Communities



R. Scott Evans (Goldfarb Consultants Ltd.

Cultural Cleavages in Canada: The Affect of Alienation and Disassociation on a Canadian National Identity

1:00 - 2:45 pm (New Mexico)

TASP PANEL: Playing in the Adult World

Chair: Andrew W. Miracle (Cleveland State U)

Erna Blanche (U of Southern California)

Play and Process in the Life of the Adult

Ann Marie Guilmette, Stephanie Brooks, Andrea Toepell and Ellen Wodchis (Brock U)

Canadian and American Oars at Play

Don Lytle (California State U at Chico)

The Role of Play in American Sport Films

Susan G. Zieff (San Francisco State U)

From Birdies to the Bolero: Cultural Connection in San Francisco's Chinatown

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Santa Fe)

SCCR PANEL: Methods and Methodological Considerations in Cross-Cultural Research

Chair: John M. Roberts, Jr. (U of New Mexico)

John M. Roberts, Jr. (U of New Mexico) and Devon D. Brewer (U of Washington)

Heaping in Quantitative Responses to Open-Ended Interview Questions

Gail Marchessault (U of Manitoba)

Comparing Weight Statements of Urban and Rural Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Mothers and Daughters

Deborah A. Stiles (Webster U) and Alice Boateng (Washington U)

Multiple Perspectives on Human Figure Drawings by Adolescents from Ghana

Rob Veneziano (St. Joseph College)

Are Cross-Cultural Codes for Paternal Proximity and Paternal Warmth Measuring Similar Phenomena?

1:00 - 1-2:00 pm (Coronado)


Brian Sutton-Smith (U of Pennsylvania Emeritus)

Play as a Healing Fest

3:00 - 4:15 pm (New Mexico)

TASP PANEL: Play in Special Populations

Chair: Linda Levine (U of Arizona)

Linda Levine (U of Arizona)

Play Styles of Young Children Who are Deaf: Preliminary Results of a Qualitative Investigation

Kimberly Sheaffer (Millersville U)

Object Functions in Young Children's Play

Anita Bundy (Colorado State U)

Reliability and Validity of a Test of Playfulness (ToP)

4:30 - 6:00 pm (South Ballroom)


Michael LaFlamme (U of New Mexico)

4:30 - 6:00 pm (Exchange)


6:00 pm

SCCR Wine & Cheese. Turquoise Bear B & B, hosted by Ralph Bolton


8:15 - 9:45 pm (Santa Fe)

TASP PANEL: Issues in Organized Play for Children

Chair: Alice Meckley

Annie Moretz Stanger (U of Maine at Machias)

Understanding Play as a Reflection of Culture as Opposed to Its Builder

Sharon Ryan (Rutgers U)

Exporing the Politics of Children's Play in the Child-Centered Classroom

Lydia A. Goellner (Pennsylvania State U)

The 5-to-7 Year Shift: Creative Versus Organized Play

Loretta Clarke (U of Texas at Austin)

Do Traditional Games Played in Physical Education Classes Carry Over Into Playground and Home Play?

8:15 - 10:45 am (South Ballroom)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Themes, Memes, and other Schemes: What are the Units of Culture?

Organizer: Garry Chick (Penn State U)

A. Recognizing Culture Bearing Units

Chair: Garry Chick (Penn State U)

Garry Chick (Penn State U)

Introduction: The Debate over the Units of Culture

Joseph Jorgensen (U of California, Irvine)

An Empirical Procedure for Defining and Sampling Culture Bearing Units

Douglas Caulkins (Grinnell College)

Consensus, Clines, and Edges in Celtic Cultures

William T. Divale and Albert Seda (York College, CUNY)

Modernization and Cultural Evolution: New Cross-Cultural Measures and Comparisons

John B. Gatewood (Lehigh U)

Reflections on the Nature of Cultural Distributions and the Units of Culture Problem

8:15 - 9:45 am (Stiha)

TASP PANEL: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Play

Chair: Cosby Steele Rogers (Virginia Tech)

Thomas S. Hendricks (Elon College)

Huizinga's Legacy for Play Studies

Stuart Reifel (U of Texas at Austin)

Play History and Praxis: What is Evidence?

8:15 - 10:45 am (New Mexico)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Adolescents Across Cultures

Organizer & Chair: Uwe P. Gielen (St. Francis College)

Harry W. Gardiner (U of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

Understanding Cross-Cultural Adolescent Research: A Developmental Niche Approach

Deborah A. Stiles (Webster U) and Judith L. Gibbons (St. Louis U)

An International Perspective on the Importance of Leisure and Sports to Adolescents

Judith L. Gibbons (St. Louis U) and Deborah A. Stiles (Webster U)

An International Perspective on the Importance of Physical Attractiveness to Adolescents

Lewis Aptekar (San Jose State U)

Providing Mental Health Services to Refugees: Understanding the Changing Roles of Gender and Age Among the Displaced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8:15 - 9:45 am (Coronado)

SCCR PANEL: Ethnicity and Culture

Chair: Sandra Carpenter (U of Alabama, Huntsville)

Sandra Carpenter (U of Alabama, Huntsville) and Phanikiran Radhakrishnan (U of Texas, El Paso)

Need for Belonging: Perceptions of Family, Friends, Ethnicity, and Gender Groups

Lawrence R. Zeitlin (U of Wales-Bangor)

Gender, Race, and Citizenship Differences in Work Related Values

Linda Line Alipuria (California State U, Los Angeles)

Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Identity/Self

Gustavo Campos (Colorado State U)

Biculturalism, Self-Perception of Otherness, and Social Perspective taking among Mexican-American Adults

Smita Mathur (SUNY - Oneonta)

Ethnic Self-Identification of Asian Indians in USA and India

10:00 - 10:45 am (Stiha)

TASP PANEL: Anthropological Perspectives

John Bock (U of New Mexico)

Children's Work and Play Among the Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana

David F. Lancy (Utah State U)

Play Studies in an Undergraduate Ethnography Class

10:00 - 10:45 am (Santa Fe)

TASP PANEL: Food Play in Creatures Large and Small

Theia DeLong (U of Southern Mississippi)

Killer Whale Predation: Feeding or Frolicking?

Jay Mechling (U of California, Davis)

"Don't Play With Your Food"

11:00 - 12:00 noon (South Ballroom)


Roy G. D'Andrade (U of California, San Diego)

The Sad Story of Anthropology, 1950 - 1999.

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 4:00 pm (South Ballroom)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Children Across Cultures

Organizer & Chair: Uwe P. Gielen (St. Francis College)

Alice Sterling Honig (Syracuse U)

Cross-Cultural Studies of Infants and Toddlers

Xinyin Chen (U of Western Ontario)

Self-Control in Chinese and Canadian Toddlers: A Cross-Cultural Study

Daniel G. Freedman (U of Chicago) and Jane Gorman (New Mexico Highlands U)

Attachment Theory and Cross-Cultural continuity/Discontinuity

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (Syracuse U) and Preeti Suppal (Northwest Missouri State U)

Paternal Involvement in Childcare as a Function of Maternal Employment Status in Nuclear and Extended Families in India

Anna L. Comunian (Padua U) and Uwe P. Gielen (St. Francis College)

Perceptions of Parental Acceptance and Rejection: An Italian Study

1:00 - 2:30 pm (Stiha)

Michael LaFlamme (U of New Mexico)

Learning Together

Georgiana Duarte (U of Texas at Brownsville), Roman Cruz, and Jim Rodriguez (Texas Migrant Head Start Program)

Developmental Issues in Play Scapes: An Overview of Culture and Language in Designing an Outdoor Play Scape

Mary Rivkin (U of Maryland Baltimore County)

Designing for Outdoor Play

1:00 - 4:15 pm (New Mexico)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Life History Theory and Human Evolutionary Ecology

Organizer: Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

A. Life History Theory, Parental Investment, and Child Development

Chair: James Boone (U of New Mexico)

Discussant: Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

Karen Kramer and James Boone (U of New Mexico)

Foragers and Farmers: Children's Work and Maternal Tradeoffs

John Bock and Sara E. Johnson (U of New Mexico)

Ecological, Social and Demographic Factors Affecting Variation in Children's Growth and Development in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Abe Ruttenberg (U of New Mexico) and Matthew McIntyre (Harvard U)

Temporary Father Absence among Ache Indians: Effects on Children and Young Adults

Keith Zvoch (U of New Mexico)

Parental Investment: Testing for Structural Invariance in Cross Ethnic Comparisons

Kermyt G. Anderson, Hillard Kaplan, and Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

Parental Investment in Xhosa Children in Cape Town, South Africa

1:00 - 4:15 pm (Santa Fe)

SCCR KEY SYMPOSIUM: Systems Approaches in Cross-Cultural Research

Organizers & Co-Chairs: B. James Starr (Howard U) and Douglas R. Raybeck (Hamilton College)

B. James Starr & Adisa A. Ajamu (Howard U)

Setting Your Sights Toward Expanding Method Systems

Donald E. Brown (U of California, Santa Barbara)

The Plural Society, Ethnocentrism, and Irrationality

Candice Bradley (Lawrence U)

Bateson, the Digerati, and the Origins of Cyberculture

Douglas Raybeck (Hamilton College) & Paul Ngo (St. Norbert College)

Behavior and the Brain: Mediation of Acquired Skills

Ralph Bolton (Pomona College)

A Systems Approach to the Study of Aggression: The Case of the Qolla


Interpersonal Violence and Cultural Complexity: A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Historical Comparison

Douglas Herrmann, Dana Plude, Carol Yoder, and Tracy Lopp (Indiana St.)

Systems Underlying Human Cognition

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Exchange)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Childhood and Society in India: Cultural Continuities and Demographic Change

Organizer & Chair: Dinesh Sharma (Columbia U)

Dinesh Sharma (Columbia U)

Infancy and Childhood in India: A Critical Review

Susan Seymour (Pitzer College)

Childcare in India: An Examination of the Household Size/Infant Indulgence Hypothesis

Steve Derne (SUNY-Geneseo) and Lisa Jadwin (St. John Fisher College)

Culture, Family Structure and Psyche: The Fit and the Inconsistencies

Jaipaul Roopnarine (Syracuse U)

Kakar's Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Indian Childhood: A Disregard for the Father and Non-Traditional Multiple Caregiving in a Changing India

Carol Makhopadyay (San Jose State U)

Women's Education and Womanhood in India: Implications for Psychoanalytic Theorizing

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Exchange)

TASP PANEL: Play in Therapeutic Interventions With Children

Chair: Cindy Dell Clark (Rutgers U, Camden)

Linda Florey (UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute)

Camp As a Rite of Passage

Cindy Clark (Rutgers U, Camden)

Camp as Healing

Nancy Boyd Webb (Fordham U)

Using Board and Card Games in Play Therapy With Children

Jeffrey McAfee and William Clever (East Tennesee State U)

Using Play Therapy With Children of Divorce

3:00 - 4:15 pm (Stiha)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Correlates of the School Performance of American Indian Children

Organizer & Session Chair: Edith Williams (Jackson State U)

Discussants: Kip Coggins (U of Texas at El Paso) and Anna Figueira (Arizona State U)

Anna Figueira (Arizona State U)

Caring Teachers: Exploring Teacher Empathy in American Indian Classrooms

Kip Coggins (U of Texas at El Paso) and Edith Williams (Jackson State U)

The Traditional Tribal Values of Ojibwa Parents and the School Performance of their Children: An Exploratory Study

Edith Williams (Jackson State U) and Kip Coggins (U of Texas, El Paso)

Grandfather Involvement in Childrearing and the School Performance of Ojibwa Children

4:30 - 6:00 pm (Exchange)


4:30 - 6:15 pm (South Ballroom)


Uwe P. Gielen (St. Francis College)

The Internationalization of Psychology

6:30 pm (La Terraza)



8:00 - 10:15 am (South Ballroom)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Life History Theory and Human Evolutionary Ecology

Organizer: Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

B. Human Evolutionary Ecology

Chair: Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

Discussant: James Boone (U of New Mexico)

W. Troy Tucker, Hillard Kaplan, and Jane B. Lancaster (U of New Mexico)

A Life-History Theory of Male Childlessness

David Waynforth, A. Magdalena Hurtado, and Kim Hill (U of New Mexico)

Psychosocial Stress and Reproduction in the Maya and Ache

Garnett McMillan (U of New Mexico)

The Ache Cooperative Paca Hunt

Mike Gurven (U of New Mexico)

Transitions in Food Sharing Patterns from Hunter-Gatherers to Agricultural Contexts

8:00 - 10:15 am (New Mexico)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Themes, Memes, and other Schemes: What are the Units of Culture?

Organizer: Garry Chick (Penn State U)

B. The Units of Culture

Chair: Andrew W. Miracle (Cleveland State U)

A. Kimball Romney and Carmella C. Moore (U of California, Irvine)

Systemic Patterns as Basic Units of Cultural Transmission and Evolution

Susan C. Weller (U of Texas Medical Branch) and R. Baer (U of South Florida)

High Concordance Codes?

Marc J. Swartz (U of California, San Diego)

Cultural Units, Yes, Same Size and Nature, Probably No

Roy G. D'Andrade (U of California, San Diego)

A Cognitivist's View of the Units of Culture

Linda C. Garro (UCLA)

Using Cultural Consensus Theory and Schema Theory in a Three Community Study of Knowledge about Diabetes

8:00 - 10:00 am (Stiha)

SCCR PANEL: Cultural Influences on Personal and Educational Issues

Chair: Herb Barry

Leonore Loeb Adler (Molloy College)

Cross-Cultural Attitudes on Living and Dying

Herbert Barry III (U of Pittsburgh)

Choice of Spouse by Adolescents or Adult Relatives

Christina Kotchemidova (American U in Bulgaria)

Enculturation in Teaching Journalism to Roma

Marion E. Davis, Richard E. Nisbett, Norbet Schwarz, and Beom Jun Kim (U of Michigan)

Cultural Construals of the Self and the Third-Person Effect

8:00 - 9:45 am (Exchange)

SCCR SYMPOSIUM: Systematic Analysis of Thematic Narrative Content as a Cross-Cultural Research Methodology: Methods and Applications

Organizer & Chair: Eric S. De Vos

Eric S. De Vos (Saginaw Valley State U)

Quantitative Thematic Analysis in Cross-Cultural Research: The Value of Manifest Content

George A. De Vos (U of California, Berkeley)

Cultural Patterns in Fantasy: Comparative Research with the TAT

Emmit Bud Evans (California Polytechnic State U)

Omens of Future Ills: The Prognostic Value of the TAT in Quantitative Cross-Cultural Research

Robert F. Manlove (City College of San Francisco)

A Taxonomy of Esteem Values in the Philippines

10:00 - 11:45 am (Exchange)

SCCR PANEL: Culture and Conflict

Chair: Robert L. Munroe (Pitzer College)

Dung Ngo and Judith Gibbons (St. Louis U)

Sources of Intergenerational Conflict in the Vietnamese Community

Candice C. Carter (U of North Florida)

Conflict Mediation at Middle School: Diversity and Outcomes

Robert L. Munroe (Pitzer College)

Aggression Among Children in Four Cultures

Ilina Moreno (Fontbonne College)

I'll Sing Them a Song: Yugoslavian National and Refugee Children's Perceptions of the War and Its Resolution

10:30-11:45 am (New Mexico)

TASP SYMPOSIUM: International Play Research Projects

Chair: Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (Syracuse U)


James E. Johnson (Pennsylvania State U)

Play Memories: Are They Worth Investigating?

Susan Welteroth (Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit)

Play Memories: Practical Applications

B. Play In Norway's Compulsory Curriculum Reform

Arne Trageton (Stord/Haugesund College)

Play in Lower Primary School in Norway (1994-97)

10:30 - 11:45 am (South Ballroom)

TASP PANEL: Play and Literacy in Early Childhood

Chair: James Christie (Arizona U)

Susan Young and Robyn Holmes (Monmouth U)

The Influence of Home Literacy Behaviors and Play on Reading Abilities

Robyn M. Holmes and Christine J. Geiger (Monmouth U)

The Relationship Between Playfulness, Creativity, and Language Abilities in Preschool

Grace Masselos (U of Wollongong), Janet Hickman (Ohio State) and Susan-Lee Walker (U of Wollongong)

A Study of Preschool Children's Responses to Incongruity in Humorous Illustrations in Children's Literature

10:15 - 11:45 am (Stiha)


Chair: Linda Hughes (U Delaware)

Olga Jarrett and Beth Farokhi (Georgia State U)

Boys and Girls at Play: Recess at a Southern Urban Elementary School


Derek Van Rheenen (U of California, Berkeley)

A Century of Historical Change in Game Preferences

Roland Renson (Catholic U Leuven)

Field Play: Notes and Queries from the Flemish Folk Games File (1973-1998)

12:00 - 1:00 pm (South Ballroom)


Albert Pepitone (U of Pennsylvania)

A Social Psychological Perspective on Cross-Cultural Research: Steps Toward Revealing SCCR's Multiculturalism

1:15 pm on


12:00 - 1:15 pm (La Terraza)


Alice Meckley (Millersville U)

Moving in Circles

1:30 - 3:00 pm (LaTerraza)




9:00 - 12:00 am (Santa Fe)

SCCR INVITED SYMPOSIUM: Russian Contributions to Quantitative Cross-Cultural Research

Organizers: Andrey Vitalyevich Korotayev and Marina Butovskaya (Russian U for Humanities)

Chair: Andrey Vitalyevich Korotayev (Russian State U for Humanities)

Andrey Vitalyevich Korotayev (Russian State U for the Humanities)

Political Centralization and Cultural Complexity: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Marina Butovskaya (Russian State U for the Humanities)

Conflict Resolution: A Cross-Species Comparison

Alexander Kazankov and Andrey Korotayev (Russian State U for the Humanities)

Regions Based on Social Structures: A Reconsideration

Dmitry Bondarenko (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Andrey Korotayev (Russian State U for the Humanities)

Family Structures and Community Organization: A Cross-Cultural Study

Nikolay Kradin (Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy)

Power Structures among the Nomads: A Cross-Cultural Study

Olga Artemova (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Moscow)

Monopolization of Information and Inequality: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

9:00 - 12:00 (Exchange)

SCCR PANEL: Determinants of "Healthy," "Constuctive," and "Creative" Mileius: Imperative for an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Organizer and Chair: Robert J. Kleiner (Temple University)

Discussant: Albert Pepitone

Frank B. W. Hawkenshire (New York U)

Role of the University in Determining Community Properties

Robert J. Kleiner (Temple U) and Tom Sorensen (U of Oslo)

What Determines When a Community is "Healthy" and "Sick"

Ana Marjanovic-Shane (Dept. of Public Health, Philadelphia)

Environments for Creative Development

Barnabas I. Okeke (Dept. of Public Health, Philadelphia), Robert J. Kleiner (Temple U), and Renjamin Sheku (Dept. of Public Health, Philadelphia)

Cultural/Community Milieus and the Effects of Change

Tom Sorensen (U of Oslo) and Robert J. Kleiner (Temple U)

Multiple Realities, Community Properties, and Planning






Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember,

Anthropology (also Cultural Anthropology), 9th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998

These textbooks are designed for introductory college classes in anthropology. These books also summarize the major findings of worldwide cross-cultural research. Contain boxes on gender issues, current issues, research frontiers and applied anthropology.


Herrmann, Douglas, Douglas Raybeck, and Michael Gruneberg

A Clash of Scientific Cultures: The Relationship of Basic and Applied Research. Terre Haute, IN: Indiana State University Press,1998

The book presents a discussion of the conflicts that occur between applied and theoretical researchers arguing that much of the problem stems from cultural differences that are reflected in behaviors, beliefs and language. There are also recommendations for improving the current situation.


John R. Johnson

The Chumash and their Predecessors: an Annotated Bibliography, compiled by Marie S. Holmes and John R. Johnson, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Contributions in Anthropology No. 1, 1998.

The volume consists of an eleven-page foreword ("A Bibliographic History of Chumash Studies"), a two-page preface, annotated entries for more than 1,270 publications and reports, and author, subject, and site indices. The bibliographic entries are divided into eight chapters:

1. Ethnology and Ethnohistory (331 entries), 2. Rock Art (102 entries), 3. Linguistics (62 entries), 4. Archaeology (595 entries), 5. Physical Anthropology (38 entries), 6. First Contacts (27 entries), 7. Educational and Juvenile (23 entries), and 8. Reviews (91 entries).


Native Americans on the Central Coast: a Photo Essay, compiled and edited by members of the Black Gold System Advisory Board in collaboration with John R. Johnson, published by the Black Gold Cooperative Library System, 1997.

This volume is based on a photo exhibit touring the public libraries in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. It features 129 photographs dating from the 1870s through the 1940s of those members of the Central Coast communities with California Indian heritage. Most are Chumash, but a few are from neighboring tribes, e.g., the Salinan and Tataviam. Sources include the J.P. Harrington papers at the Smithsonian, various museums, archives, and family collections.

Both volumes may be ordered from the Museum Store, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2998, Phone: (805) 682-4711, ext. 310 or FAX: (805) 569-3170. The cost for the Chumash bibliography is $32.50 plus $2.52 tax and $2.00 shipping. The cost for the photo essay is $15.00 plus $1.16 tax and $2.00 shipping.




Andrey Korotayev.

Chiefdoms and Tribes of the Land of Hashid and Bakil. Moscow: Oriental Institute, 1999

230p. (in Russian with an extensive [30pp.] English summary). The monographes considers the evolution of the socio-political systems of the North-East Yemen in the last 3 millennia in cross-cultural perspective.. It is shown that the modern North-East Yemeni tribes were formed in the 1st millennium CE as a result of the transformation of the NE Yemeni chiefdoms. It is further shown that there are no grounds to consider this transformation as "degeneration", or "regress".



Pilch, John J & Bruce J. Malina,

Editors and Contributors. Handbook of Biblical Social Values. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1998.

This is an up-dated edition A Handbook of Biblical Social Values and Their Meaning: (1993) Editors have added new entries (limited good; healing) and listed select, social-scientific bibliography for all entries. Each entry in this mini-dictionary describes a value in its Mediterreanean biblical context, then contrasts it with the Western value bearing the same name. The Kluckhohn-Strodtbeck model for comparing values across cultures is presented to help Bible readers perceive value differences and consider how those differences might be understood and negotiated.

The Handbook of Biblical Social Values (rev. ed) has already been translated into Korean and published in Seoul by the Presbyterian Church of Korea, 1998.


Susan Seymour

Women, Family, and Child Care in India: A World in Transition. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

This book presents an in-depth study of 24 Hindu families, of different caste and class groups, who reside in a recently urbanizing part of India. Beginning with a two-year study of family organization and child-rearing practices in the mid-1960s, the author follows the lives of 132 children and their extended families over nearly three decades. The book focuses upon women--the socialization of girls and the significance of women's roles through the life-cycle in a society where the patrifocal extended family is predominant. The effects of caste and class upon women's lives are examined, together with the effects of recent schooling and delayed marriage. Longitudinal research makes it possible to examine the impact of recent urbanization and modernization upon groups of contemporary Indian women, whose voices and changing perspectives are captured in a series of intergenerational interviews that imply further change for Indian systems of family and gender.




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