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 considered to develop a well-rounded approach to the topic that includes the emotional human in various contexts.  ​ considered to develop a well-rounded approach to the topic that includes the emotional human in various contexts.  ​
 Furthermore,​ "​grief"​ and grieving practices will be the center focus of this research, although, other emotions will  Furthermore,​ "​grief"​ and grieving practices will be the center focus of this research, although, other emotions will 
-be included for support.  The majority of the support for studying emotions will stem from anthropologists,​ their fieldwork,  +be included for support. Grief and grieving practices will be examined cross-culturally ​via ethnographies. A  
-experiences,​ and theories pertaining to culture and emotions; however, scientists'​ and thinkers'​ contributions from across all  +very short historical synopsis on Western civilization'​s attitudes and concepts of emotions will be also introduced to 
-applicable disciplines will also provide support and insight. Grief and grieving practices will be examined cross-culturally ​in  +
-South America, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia; nevertheless,​ the topic will be brought "​home"​ as well A  +
-very short historical synopsis on Western civilization'​s attitudes and concepts of emotions will be introduced to +
 the readers for contrasting purposes. ​ Moreover, it will also serve as a reminder to everyone that no group is above the readers for contrasting purposes. ​ Moreover, it will also serve as a reminder to everyone that no group is above
 cultural influences. ​ cultural influences. ​
 Furthermore,​ readers should also prepare themselves for ethnographic works that challenge Western ideologies and  Furthermore,​ readers should also prepare themselves for ethnographic works that challenge Western ideologies and 
-concepts. ​ It is VITAL that all readers try to adapt [[cultural relativism]];​ however, readers ought to consider ​ +concepts. ​ It is VITAL that all readers try to adapt a light case of [[cultural relativism]];​ however, readers ought  
-the "​why"​ for their personal reactions towards the material. ​ (The writer more than definitely urges everyone ​to  +to consider the "​why"​ for their personal reactions towards the material. ​ (The writer more than definitely urges everyone  
-practice objectivity -- all people, the writer and readers included, do strange and unusual things!). ​+to practice objectivity -- all people, the writer and readers included, do strange and unusual things!). ​
  
 In addition to the "​emotion lexicon"​ in these cultures, the local concepts of "​self"​ and other ideologies ​ In addition to the "​emotion lexicon"​ in these cultures, the local concepts of "​self"​ and other ideologies ​
-will be examined to illustrate how emotions are socially constructed and reinforced, which shows that emotions are  +will be lightly ​examined to illustrate how emotions are socially constructed and reinforced, which shows that emotions are  
-not completely ​based in biology ​or uniform across space and time.  Nevertheless,​ the ultimate goal of this academic  +not completely ​biological ​or uniform across space and time.  Nevertheless,​ the ultimate goal of this academic  
-voyage will be to contemplate ​the relationship between culture and cognition. That relationship will be investigated +voyage will be a contemplation upon the relationship between culture and cognition. That relationship will be investigated 
- ​through articles, theories, and current research on the topic within and outside the formal academic world of  +through articles, theories, and current research on the topic from various perspectives.  ​The cross-cultural ​examination will  
-cultural anthropology.  ​Emotions in a cross-cultural ​perspective ​serve as support beams in demonstrating the significant role +serve as support beams in demonstrating the significant role culture plays in human development. Moreover, it helps  
- culture plays in human development. Moreover, it helps understand the concepts of meaning and self which are culturally situated and organized. ​ The evolution of human culture will be surveyed to build an understanding of changes in human cognition throughout time, as well as build images of culture beyond the cliche and generic ​ +understand ​that the concepts of meaning and self are culturally situated and organized. ​ The evolution of human culture ​ 
-definitions many people apply to it.  ​+will be surveyed to build an understanding of changes in human cognition throughout time, as well as build images of culture beyond ​ 
 +the cliche and generic definitions many people apply to it.  ​