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Are looking for innovative approaches to understanding culture? Do you or people you know find being with people who are different stressful? If so, you’ve come to the right place—welcome!

Culture as Comfort TM explains how we learn culture so early in life—and become experts in “it” by the time we start kindergarten—that we tend not see what we do as cultural but as natural and normal. As we learn culture in childhood, our ways become emotionally comforting to us yet often discomforting to others and vice versa. The Culture as Comfort TM approach empowers you, your students, your group and/or your company to do culture more mindfully and effectively, both personally and professionally. Please consult our resources and contact us about your needs.

Culture as Comfort

By Sarah J. Mahler

128 Text Pages

Copyright © 2013

Publication Info

Published by Pearson

Formats: Electronic and Paper

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...Sarah Mahler’s book leads the way in its conceptualization of culture as embodied in the brain and recalled implicitly to shape everyday behavior…I’m glad that she has answered the call to update our understanding of this critical concept.

-- Douglas S. Massey, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University,

...Culture as Comfort examines…how culture makes us who we are, and how we can harness these insights to become more comfortable not only in our own culture but across the many cultures we encounter in today’s globalized world.

-- Daniel Lende, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida and co-author, The Encultured Brain,

Sarah Mahler has produced the first textbook that presents a contemporary anthropological perspectiv...

-- David F. Lancy, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University,


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