Other people's lives - and our ownBarth, Fredrik: Andres liv - og vårt eget
Our form of life is not the only one that is possible. People in other cultures cherish other values than do we, or they express them in different ways than we do. As a result, different practices and customs emerge, e.g. completely different forms of marriage, division of labour and governance. However, being aware of differences is not enough. To truly understand other cultures we have to explore what is important for other people, listen to what they have to say, and accept their choices.
First published: 1991, Universitetsforlaget
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