Download Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 4: Saint Kitts - by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember PDF

By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume nations and Their Cultures relies at the number of ethnographic details referred to as the Human kin sector records dependent at Yale collage. not like global Cultures, that's equipped by way of tradition, the hot paintings is geared up via state. This work's power is that readers who be aware of little or no a couple of nation can speedy receive an excellent orientation to the key matters, historical past, and social constitution of a state. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and browse like a move among a well-written encyclopedia article, a go back and forth consultant, and a social technology essay. they supply a superb basic assessment of a rustic with out drastically oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an identical constitution, with sections on geography, background, demography, languages, nutrition, economic climate, etiquette, politics, relations, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural harmony in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family, and social stratification. each one access has a map with a nearby insert, black-and-white pictures, and a bibliography of modern scholarly books. suggested specifically for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of latest Jersey Lib., Ewing

Show description

Read or Download Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 4: Saint Kitts - Zimbabwe PDF

Similar culture books

Culture and Customs of Mali (Culture and Customs of Africa)

Rated one of the world's ten poorest international locations, Mali has a wonderful prior and a less-certain current. tradition and Customs of Mali touches at the first as historical past for realizing the second one, exploring a number of features of up to date social lifestyles and cultural practices during this landlocked, West African nation.

The e-book deals an outline of various elements of daily social, cultural, and non secular existence in Mali, paying specific recognition to neighborhood and ethnic diversifications. It exhibits how present social conventions and cultural values are the manufactured from a centuries-long background, whereas while dispels the typical belief that African societies are rooted in unchanging culture. Readers will come away with a greater figuring out of the a number of ways that Malians, ranging from their very own customs and cultural foundations, combine themselves into a global monetary order and a globalized global of shared media photographs and cultural practices.

The Mormonizing of America: How the Mormon Religion Became a Dominant Force in Politics, Entertainment, and Pop Culture

Stephen Mansfield, the acclaimed ny occasions best-selling writer, has highlighted the becoming acclaim for Mormonism—a trust process with cultic roots—and the consequences of its serious upward thrust. Mormons are stepping into the highlight in popular culture, politics, activities, and leisure through presidential applicants like Romney and Huntsman, media character Glenn Beck, mega-bestselling Twilight writer Stephanie Meyer, and The e-book of Mormon, the most popular convey on Broadway.

Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy

Filenote: Retail kindle is topaz. So mobi created via htmlz-->mobi
-------------

A wave of commercial innovation is using the productiveness resurgence within the U. S. economic climate. In stressed for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how info expertise without delay or in a roundabout way created this productiveness explosion, reversing a long time of sluggish progress. They argue that the firms with the top point of returns to their expertise funding are doing greater than simply paying for expertise; they're inventing new different types of organizational capital to turn into electronic enterprises. those techniques contain a cluster of organizational and business-process alterations, together with broader sharing of data, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to functionality, pruning of non-core items and tactics, and larger investments in education and education.

Brynjolfsson and Saunders pass directly to learn the true resources of price within the rising details economic system, together with intangible inputs and outputs that experience defied conventional metrics. for example, intangible organizational capital isn't really at once observable on a stability sheet but quantities to trillions of bucks of price. equally, such nonmarket transactions of data items as Google searches or perspectives of Wikipedia articles are an more and more huge proportion of the financial system but almost invisible within the GDP statistics.

Drawing on paintings performed on the MIT heart for electronic enterprise and in other places, Brynjolfsson and Saunders clarify tips to larger degree the price of expertise within the financial system. They deal with know-how as not only one other form of traditional capital funding via additionally targeting complementary investments--including method redecorate, education, and strategic changes--and ton he price of product caliber, timeliness, sort, comfort, and new products.

Innovation maintains via booms and busts. This publication presents a necessary consultant for coverage makers and economists who have to know the way info know-how is reworking the economic system and the way it's going to create worth within the coming decade.

Histoire des droites en France : Tome 2 - Cultures

L'identité des droites françaises ne se définit pas uniquement par leurs modalités historiques de conquête et d'exercice du pouvoir ; elle se décline tout autant sur les cultures, c'est-à-dire, hors du domaine politique, dans l'espace social, sur les tools et les ancrages des doctrines, des idées et des valeurs partagées.

Additional info for Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 4: Saint Kitts - Zimbabwe

Sample text

S OCIALIZATION Child Rearing and Education. Younger people are expected to respect their elders and comply with their demands. Justification for this principle is found in Samoan tradition and Christian scripture. The only exception exists in early childhood, when infants are protected and indulged by parents, grandparents, and older siblings. After around age five, children are expected to take an active, if limited, part in the family economy. From then until marriage young people are expected to comply unquestioningly with their parents’ and elders’ wishes.

Legislation is administered by a permanent public service that consists of people chosen on the basis of merit. The quality of public service has been questioned periodically since independence. Concern with the quality of governance has led the current government to engage in training programs aimed at institutional strengthening. The judicial branch includes a Supreme Court, a court of appeals, and a lands and titles court. These agencies deal with matters that cannot be dealt with by village polities.

Domestic Unit. Household composition evidences considerable variation. Although domestic units include everything from nuclear family groupings to three-generational households with no resident males, there are a large number of female-headed domestic units. The incidence of these is often classdetermined, much more commonplace among poor women than in the middle class. Males resident in such units may be transient. Kin Groups. The most important kin grouping is the family, which is defined both matrilineally and patrilineally.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 45 votes