Name this book about different cultures
March 3, 2015 3:12 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago, I saw a book in a second-hand bookshop that described life in different societies/cultures, with an entry per society. It was a paperback that was probably published in the '70s or '80s. I think the name was something like 'Mankind/man/people on earth', but it wasn't the National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World. I think it was also recommended in response to a previous question here on Ask MeFi, but I can't find it by searching.
posted by James Scott-Brown to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Secret Museum of Mankind?
(It's a book of photos, only brief captions. from the early twentieth century, divided up by regions of the world)
posted by anonymisc at 3:23 PM on March 3, 2015

It wouldn't be How to be a perfect stranger, would it? That is organised more by religion than culture.
posted by saucysault at 3:32 PM on March 3, 2015

Culture Sketches is a nice textbook like that that's been around a long time. Should be easy to find a cheap copy of an old edition. Only ~12-15 entries though--it's not a long book.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 3:37 PM on March 3, 2015

Any chance it's Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands?
posted by jabes at 3:49 PM on March 3, 2015

People! What a great book.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 5:45 PM on March 3, 2015

Edward Steichen's The Family of Man?
posted by munichmaiden at 6:53 PM on March 3, 2015

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