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

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 relatives zone documents established at Yale college. in contrast to international Cultures, that's equipped via tradition, the recent paintings is geared up through nation. This work's power is that readers who understand little or no a couple of nation can fast receive an exceptional orientation to the main matters, background, and social constitution of a kingdom. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and browse like a pass among a well-written encyclopedia article, a shuttle consultant, and a social technology essay. they supply a great common assessment of a rustic with out vastly oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an analogous constitution, with sections on geography, historical past, demography, languages, nutrition, financial system, etiquette, politics, kinfolk, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural solidarity in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide id, ethnic family members, and social stratification. each one access has a map with a local insert, black-and-white pictures, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. instructed in particular for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of latest Jersey Lib., Ewing

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Functionality Roles and Musical switch in a Caribbean Society. ’’ Ethnomusicology 21: 55–73, 1977. —. ‘‘The Saint Lucia Labour occasion Electoral Victory of 1997 and the Decline of the Conservative events. ’’ magazine of jap Caribbean reports 23 (4): 1–24, 1998. Momsen, Janet H. (compiler). Saint Lucia, (World Bibliographic sequence, Vol. 185), 1996. Mondesir, Jones E. Dictionary of Saint Lucian Creole, 1992. B IBLIOGRAPHY Acosta, Yvonne and Jean Casimir. ‘‘Social Origins of the Counter-Plantation procedure in Saint Lucia. ’’ P. I. Gomes, ed. , Rural improvement within the Caribbean, 1985. Alleyne, Mervin. ‘‘Language and tradition in Saint Lucia. ’’ Caribbean reviews 1 (1): 1–10, 1961. Barrow, Christine. kin Land and improvement in Saint Lucia, Monograph sequence ࠻1, 1992. Beck, Jane C. To Windward of the Land: The Occult global of Alexander Charles, 1979. Breen, Henry H. Saint Lucia: old Statistical and Descriptive, 1970. Crichlow, Michaeline. ‘‘An replacement method of relatives Land Tenure within the Anglophone Caribbean: The Case of Saint Lucia. ’’ New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids sixty eight: 77–99, 1994. Potter, Robert B. ‘‘Housing and the kingdom within the japanese Caribbean. ’’ R. B. Potter and D. Conway, eds. , SelfHelp Housing, the bad, and the kingdom within the Caribbean, 1997. Romalis, Rochelle. ‘‘Economic switch and Peasant Political awareness within the Commonwealth Caribbean. ’’ magazine of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics eight: 225–241, 1975. Walcott, Derek. ‘‘What the Twilight Says: An Overture. ’’ Dream on Monkey Mountain and different performs, 1970. —. The Antilles: Fragments of Epic reminiscence (The Nobel Lecture), 1992. Welch, Barbara. ‘‘Banana Dependency: Albatross or Liferaft for the Windwards? ’’ Social and financial experiences forty three: 123–149, 1994. 1899 —DOUGLAS MIDGETT SAINT VINCENT AND THE tradition N AME Vincentians A LTERNATIVE N AMES The locals occasionally name the most island ‘‘Hairoun,’’ its Carib identify. The time period ‘‘Saint Vincent’’ is usually used for the entire staff, together with the Grenadines. Symbolism. The nationwide flag is a tricolor of eco-friendly, gold, and blue, with a stylized V within the heart— representing the wealthy foliage of the island, the solar, and the ocean. All public structures reveal the flag, as do many deepest houses. Vincentians reside at the normal great thing about the islands: the volcano and the ‘‘black sand’’ of the seashores; the Vincentian parrot, an endangered endemic species; the rainforest of the internal; the attractive perspectives. H ISTORY ORIENTATION id. The identify ‘‘Saint Vincent’’ used to be bestowed by means of Columbus on his discovery of the island on 22 January 1498, in honor of Saint Vincent of Saragossa, a Spanish saint. The identify ‘‘Grenadines’’ derives from the Spanish for ‘‘pomegranate’’ (in connection with the distribution of the smaller islands; pomegranate culmination don't develop at the islands). place and Geography. the world of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one hundred fifty sq. miles (389 sq. kilometers), with the 133 sq. miles comprising the mainland and 17 sq. miles within the Grenadines. Demography.

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