The Americas: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [2 volumes]

by
Kimberly J. Morseeditor

Kimberly J. Morse, PhD, is professor of history at Washburn University. She is coauthor of ABC-CLIO's Venezuela and has written articles on Venezuelan history.

The Americas: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [2 volumes]

20220831

ABC-CLIO

Pages 1040
Topics Architecture and Housing in Chile;Cuisine in Canada;Dress in Bolivia;Employment in Venezuela;Festivals and Holidays in Mexico;Gender Roles in Brazil;Lifestyle and Leisure in Costa Rica;Literature and Oral Traditions in Ecuador;Music and Dance in Argentina;World History: Culture

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The Americas: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [2 volumes]

Contributors: Morse, Kimberly;
Abstract:

This two-volume encyclopedia profiles the contemporary culture and society of every country in the Americas, from Canada and the United States to the islands of the Caribbean and the many countries of Latin America.

From delicacies to dances, this encyclopedia introduces readers to cultures and customs of all of the countries of the Americas, explaining what makes each country unique while also demonstrating what ties the cultures and peoples together.

The Americas</i> profiles the 40 nations and territories that make up North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, including British, U.S., Dutch, and French territories. Each country profile takes an in-depth look at such contemporary topics as religion, lifestyle and leisure, cuisine, gender roles, dress, festivals, music, visual arts, and architecture, among many others, while also providing contextual information on history, politics, and economics. Readers will be able to draw cross-cultural comparisons, such as between gender roles in Mexico and those in Brazil. Coverage on every country in the region provides readers with a useful compendium of cultural information, ideal for anyone interested in geography, social studies, global studies, and anthropology.

  • Covers every country in the region, as well as territories and Puerto Rico</li>

  • Facilitates drawing cross-cultural comparisons</li>

  • Features contributions from Latin American historians, geographers, anthropologists, political scientists, and literary scholars</li>

  • Provides at-a-glance information about each country in quick facts boxes at the beginning of each chapter</li>

  • Illuminates entries with complementary photos and maps</li>

  • Includes Comprehensive Further Reading lists at the end of each entry that encourage readers to seek additional information</li>

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Editor(s): Morse, Kimberly;
SortTitle: americas: an encyclopedia of culture and society [2 volumes]
Keyword(s): Architecture and Housing in Chile; Cuisine in Canada; Dress in Bolivia; Employment in Venezuela; Festivals and Holidays in Mexico; Gender Roles in Brazil; Lifestyle and Leisure in Costa Rica; Literature and Oral Traditions in Ecuador; Music and Dance in Argentina; World History: Culture
Author Info:
Kimberly J. Morseeditor

Kimberly J. Morse, PhD, is professor of history at Washburn University. She is coauthor of ABC-CLIO's Venezuela and has written articles on Venezuelan history.

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Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 1040
Publication Date: 20220831