Countries and Their Cultures

Countries and Their Cultures

Melvin Ember


just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of global Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume international locations and Their Cultures is predicated at the selection of ethnographic details referred to as the Human family members region documents established at Yale collage. not like global Cultures, that is geared up via tradition, the recent paintings is equipped via nation. This work's power is that readers who be aware of little or no a few kingdom can speedy receive an excellent orientation to the key matters, background, and social constitution of a kingdom. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a go among a well-written encyclopedia article, a go back and forth consultant, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply an exceptional common evaluate of a rustic with out tremendously oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an identical constitution, with sections on geography, heritage, demography, languages, meals, financial system, etiquette, politics, relatives, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural solidarity in addition to its cultural adaptations are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family, and social stratification. each one access has a map with a local insert, black-and-white images, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. advised specifically for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of global Cultures.

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