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In the Midst of LifeAffect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai$
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A. L. Epstein

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780520075627

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520075627.001.0001

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Work, Ambition, and Envy

Work, Ambition, and Envy

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(p.80) 4 Work, Ambition, and Envy
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In the Midst of Life
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A. L. Epstein

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0004

This chapter begins with a discussion of Tolai attitudes toward work, arguing that restlessness encapsulates much of what lies at the back of such attitudes. But what promotes this restlessness? Toward what ends is all this striving directed, and what are the rewards it offers? At issue here are such questions as how the Tolai understand achievement, and how they respond to it in themselves and others. These matters are taken up in the remainder of the chapter.

Keywords:   Tolai, work attitudes, ambition, restlessness

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