Social Interaction and Technology: Cultural Competency and the Universality of Good Manners

Kathryn Coe, Gail Barker, Craig Palmer

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    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationA Companion to Medical Anthropology
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9781405190022
    StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


    • Biology, learning and good manners
    • Communication, basic aspect of life - development of language facilitating communication
    • Cultural competency - and universality of good manners
    • Cultural competency training in health care arena - as interactions, being intense
    • Driving current interest in cultural competency - a diverse workforce
    • Ethnographic examples of manners by category
    • Handshakes, meeting someone - saying "please" before every request, typical manners
    • Manners, defined as a subset of rituals - and taboos, rituals stereotyped forms of social cooperation
    • Social interaction and technology - cultural competency and universality of good manners
    • Standard anthropological conception of manners - Franz Boas, as "father of American Anthropology"

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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