Culture and Customs of El Salvador

Author: Roy Boland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306204
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A stellar introduction to El Salvador--its history, people, economy, religion, education, traditional culture and popular entertainment, literature, media, and the arts.

El Salvador

Author: Erin Foley
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761419679
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of El Salvador"--Provided by publisher.

El Salvador

Author: Greg Nickles
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778793687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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El Salvador is a mix of native and Spanish customs and traditions. This attractive new book introduces children to the fascinating history and celebrations of the Salvadoran people and highlights their art, folklore, and literature.

Culture and Customs of Chile

Author: Guillermo I. Castillo-Feliú
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307836
Format: PDF
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Chile.

Culture and Customs of Honduras

Author: Janet N. Gold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031334180X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive look at contemporary life in the small Latin American nation allows high school students and general readers to explore the many facets of Honduran life and culture. More and more Hondurans and scholars today are becoming aware of the diversity in the nation, and are realizing that rather than a single, homogeneous culture, Honduras is made up of many different cultures. Gold incorporates this contemporary cultural consciousness in her treatment of Honduras's regional and linguistic diversity as well as in her descriptions of Honduras's indigenous communities. Key elements of the work include a look at national identity and cultural diversity, as well as an in-depth study of indigenous Honduras. Other chapters examine religion, as well as daily routines, cuisine, dress, media, sports, festivals, literature and oral storytelling, traditional crafts, visual arts, and music and dance. Ideal for high school students studying world culture, Latin American studies, and anthropology, as well as for general readers interested in the subject, Culture and Customs of Honduras is an essential addition for library shelves.

They Do What A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World

Author: Javier A. Galván
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693426
Format: PDF, Docs
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This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. • Provides a unique global perspective via content from 48 authors currently working, living, or traveling in most continents of the world • Supplies interdisciplinary points of view by incorporating aspects of religion, food, festivals, history, social practices, funeral traditions, and grand community celebrations • Serves to highlight distinct cultural differences while also enabling readers to discover how much people have in common and to consider how certain American traditions might seem "strange" to people from outside the United States

The Pipil Language of El Salvador

Author: Lyle Campbell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110881993
Format: PDF, ePub
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The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.

Reimagining National Belonging

Author: Robin Maria DeLugan
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816509395
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reimagining National Belonging offers the first sustained critical examination of post-civil war El Salvador, describing how one nation took up the challenge of generating social unity and shared meanings around ideas of the nation. An “ethnography of the state,” it highlights the practices and the complexities of nation-building in the 21st century.

Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

Author: Supriya Chaudhuri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351620002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Commodity, culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations and transformed local and indigenous cultures in dramatic and often violent ways. This book analyses the transformation of local cultures in the context of global interaction in the period 1851–1914. By focusing on episodes in the social and cultural lives of commodities, it explores some of the ways in which commodities shaped the colonial cultures of global modernity. Chapters by experts in the field examine the production, circulation, display and representation of commodities in various regional and national contexts, and draw on a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. An integrated, coherent and urgent response to a number of key debates in postcolonial and Victorian studies, world literature and imperial history, this book will be of interest to researchers with interests in migration, commodity culture, colonial history and transnational networks of print and ideas.

Democratization and Memories of Violence

Author: Mneesha Gellman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317358309
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ethnic minority communities make claims for cultural rights from states in different ways depending on how governments include them in policies and practices of accommodation or assimilation. However, institutional explanations don’t tell the whole story, as individuals and communities also protest, using emotionally compelling narratives about past wrongs to justify their claims for new rights protections. Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador examines how ethnic minority communities use memories of state and paramilitary violence to shame states into cooperating with minority cultural agendas such as the right to mother tongue education. Shaming and claiming is a social movement tactic that binds historic violence to contemporary citizenship. Combining theory with empirics, the book accounts for how democratization shapes citizen experiences of interest representation and how memorialization processes challenge state regimes of forgetting at local, state, and international levels. Democratization and Memories of Violence draws on six case studies in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador to show how memory-based narratives serve as emotionally salient leverage for marginalized communities to facilitate state consideration of minority rights agendas. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers in comparative politics, development studies, sociology, international studies, peace and conflict studies and area studies.