Culture Shock!: Chile

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CultureShock! Chile is your one-stop guide to settling in the country and adapting to life in a new land. Learn from the authors' experience as they share insights into the Chilean work etiquette, navigating the class system, setting up home and using the estufa and califont as well as what generally makes the people tick in this South American nation. Discover the country's myriad attractions from the Atacama Desert to beautiful La Serena. Sample Chilean fare such as prietas and cazuelas and wash it all down ...
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Overview

CultureShock! Chile is your one-stop guide to settling in the country and adapting to life in a new land. Learn from the authors' experience as they share insights into the Chilean work etiquette, navigating the class system, setting up home and using the estufa and califont as well as what generally makes the people tick in this South American nation. Discover the country's myriad attractions from the Atacama Desert to beautiful La Serena. Sample Chilean fare such as prietas and cazuelas and wash it all down with a glass of red wine from one of the many excellent vineyards. Having overcome its turbulent political history, Chile now struggles to balance its traditional values with the demands of a modern economy. CultureShock! Chile is essential reading for anyone who plans to be in Chile for an extended period.

Describes how the culture of Chile is reflected in its many festivals, including Tangata Manu, Fiestas Patrias, and La Tirana.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This series, "Festivals of the World," brings to life the holidays and culture of many countries. A map and a general description of the inhabitants help familiarize the reader with each country. The dates and nature of the celebrations are detailed by season. In Chile the word is fiesta, and there are many of them. La Tirana is a festival that has its origin in the days of the Spanish and honors an Indian princess who forced her subjects to become Catholic. Chinos are dance and musical groups who participate in La Tirana. This is a blend of Andean and Spanish cultures that is based primarily on native beliefs. The Polynesian descendents who inhabit Easter Island have a Birdman Festival. This was an annual contest to find the egg of the Namu Tara, a sacred bird. The most important holiday in Chile is Fiestas Patrias. The Cueca is the national dance of Chile and is danced continuously during Fiestas Patrias. Lots of colorful photographs show the many festivals, with images of many children. Each book in this series includes a appropriate craft activity and food recipe. The art project is an arpillera, which is a fabric picture that tells a story. Instructions are provided for using glue and colored felt. The recipe is for leche con platano, milk with bananas.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Acknowledgements     ix
Map of Chile     x
First Impressions     1
What Will You Find?     2
Santiago     3
Vina del Mar and Valparaiso     6
The North     8
The South     11
Overview of Land and History     15
The Land     16
History     19
The Chilean People     38
A Homogeneous Society     39
Ethnicity     39
Class Structure     43
Values     51
Religious Beliefs and Values     54
The Role of Women in Chilean Society     60
Raising Children     63
Family Gatherings     65
Myths and Facts     66
Socialising     70
Making a Connection     71
Visiting a Chilean Home     72
Inviting Chileans to Your Home     78
Invitations to Dine Out     79
Nightlife     80
Pololos     81
Alternative Lifestyles     83
Rituals     83
Setting In     90
Welcome to Santiago     91
Climate     92
Time Zone     93
Pollution     93
Litter     96
Earthquakes     96
Household Issues     97
Medical Services     105
Documentation     106
Banking     108
Emergencies     110
Driving     112
Transportation     116
Education     119
Shopping     125
Staying Informed and Entertained     128
Food     134
Schedule     135
Main Courses     136
Beverages     143
Restaurants     146
Grocery Stores     149
Enjoying the Culture     152
Chilean Culture     153
Native Peoples of the North     158
Fiestas Patrias     164
Huaso Culture     167
Navy Day     172
Catholic Festivals     171
Music festivals     172
Contemporary Music     175
Fine Art     176
Literature     178
Travel     180
Sports     190
Children's Games      193
Language     194
Pronunciation     196
Vocabulary     198
Other Language Considerations     202
Doing Business     207
The Economy     208
A Brief History     209
Regional Trade Arrangements     210
Exports     211
Foreign Investment     215
General Business Climate     217
Other Work Matters     224
Business Golf and Crocodiles     222
The Ghostbusters     224
The Last Things     225
Fast Facts     230
Notable Names     235
Places of Interest     237
Acronyms     239
Culture Quiz     241
Do's and don'ts     249
Glossary     251
Resource Guide     255
Further Reading     267
About the Authors     274
Index     276
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