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 choice of ethnographic details referred to as the Human relatives zone records established at Yale college. in contrast to international Cultures, that is equipped via tradition, the recent paintings is geared up through state. This work's energy is that readers who be aware of little or no a few nation can speedy receive an excellent orientation to the foremost matters, background, and social constitution of a state. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a pass among a well-written encyclopedia article, a shuttle advisor, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply an outstanding basic review of a rustic with out drastically oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have a similar constitution, with sections on geography, heritage, 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 adaptations are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family, and social stratification. every one access has a map with a local insert, black-and-white images, and a bibliography of modern scholarly books. advised in particular for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures.

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