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

Kathryn Coe, Gail Barker, Craig Palmer

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1 Scopus citations
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

  • General Social Sciences

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