Culture Shock!: Chile

Culture Shock!: Chile

by Susan Roraff
     
 
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

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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 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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761454014
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Cultureshock Chile: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 5.04(h) x 0.61(d)

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