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Author Khūrī, Fuʼād Isḥāq.

Title An invitation to laughter : a Lebanese anthropologist in the Arab world / Fuad I. Khuri ; edited by Sonia Jalbout Khuri
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 196 pages)
Contents List of Research ProjectsList of Publications; Index
Summary For the late Fuad I. Khuri, a distinguished career as an anthropologist began not because of typical concerns like accessibility, money, or status, but because the very idea of an occupation that baffled his countrymen made them?and him?laugh.?When I tell them that?anthropology? is my profession ... they think I am either speaking a strange language or referring to a new medicine.? This profound appreciation for humor, especially in the contradictions inherent in the study of cultures, is a distinctive theme of An Invitation to Laughter, Khuri?s astute memoir of life as an anthropologist i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-187) and index
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Subject Khūrī, Fuʼād Isḥāq.
Ethnologists -- Lebanon -- Biography.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Khūrī, Sonia Jalbout.
ISBN 0226434753 (electronic bk.)
9780226434759 (electronic bk.)