Salsa: A Taste of Hispanic Culture

Salsa: A Taste of Hispanic Culture

by Rafael Falcon, Christine Yoder Falcon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275961214

ISBN-13: 9780275961213

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The daily routines, habits, beliefs, and values of the Hispanic culture that create unique human interactions in this society are revealed in this book. The book consists of 26 chapters relating to different themes that collectively provide an understanding of cultural responses. An anecdote is placed at the beginning of each chapter to assist the reader in

Overview

The daily routines, habits, beliefs, and values of the Hispanic culture that create unique human interactions in this society are revealed in this book. The book consists of 26 chapters relating to different themes that collectively provide an understanding of cultural responses. An anecdote is placed at the beginning of each chapter to assist the reader in understanding the more pedagogical information that follows. Reflected in this book is the reality that the Hispanic world covers a vast geographical area, and as such, is a mosaic of ethnic, religious, and historical backgrounds. Examples of diversity—the salsa, the taste of this culture—that makes this culture so unique are illustrated throughout the text. This book has been written with a wide range of readers in mind and will be of use to students on the secondary as well as undergraduate levels, teachers, social workers, and travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275961213
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

General Cultural Concepts

Social Traditions

Verbal/Nonverbal Formalities

Nonverbal Communication

Ways to Address People

Family and Household Relationships

Gender Issues and Relationships

Religious Issues

Supernatural and Superstitious Beliefs

Religious Holidays and Activities

Secular Holidays and Special Celebrations

Sports, Pastimes, and Games

Entertainment

Shopping, Economics, and Business

Healthcare Alternatives

Food and Drinks

Mealtimes and Customs

Clothing

City and Town Settings and Ambiance

Building Construction and Lodging Arrangements

Transportation

Communications

Education and Politics

Measurements and Divisions of Time and Space

The Spanish Language

Ethnic Diversity and Contribution

Conclusions

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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