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Fear and Conventionality by Elsie Worthington Clews Par...
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Nov 19, 2010

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bookshelves: academic, anthropology, cultural-anthro, northamerica
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Parsons writes an ethnography of her own culture showing the universals human essences of fear and convention from around the world. Frustrating to read until the reader realizes that the hundreds of examples she gives don't matter at all.

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