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    Culture and Customs of Nicaragua (Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean) (Hardback) By (author) Steven F. White, By (author) Esthela Calderon

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    DescriptionThroughout its history Nicaragua has been plagued by corruption, social and racial inequality, civil unrest, and foreign interference. Yet despite being the second poorest nation in South America, Nicaragua maintains a rich and vibrant culture that reflects its strong Catholic devotion, diverse indigenous roots, and overwhelming zest for life. Culture and Customs of Nicaragua introduces students and general readers to Nicaragua's unique blend of religious and traditional holidays, so numerous that the country is said to be in a constant state of celebration; its growing film industry; its many styles of dance, the popular street theatre open to all bystanders; important contributions to Spanish literature, local cuisines, architecture, social norms, and more. Readers learn what it is like to live in one of Latin America's most disillusioned countries but also discover the passionate culture that defines and sustains the Nicaraguan people.

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    Culture and Customs of Nicaragua
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven F. White, By (author) Esthela Calderon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780313339943
    ISBN 10: 0313339945

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, JHBT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCN
    B&T Approval Code: A33800000, A33500000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 88
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCN
    DC22: 972.85
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.097285
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    BISAC region code:
    LC classification: F1523.8 .W46 2008
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    25 illustrations (b&w)
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Steven F. White is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at St. Lawrence University. Esthela Calderon is the Secretary General of the National Association of Women Writers in Nicaragua.
    Review quote
    "One useful feature found in each section is a listing of significant poets, artists, musicians, etc. for the time periods covered. The book includes a chronology of important events in Nicaraguan history and a calendar of important religious and traditional festivals. This book is recommended for readers who want to learn more about the culture of Nicaragua.' " - REFORMA Newsletter "The volume on Nicaragua presents a wide range of information in an evenhanded way... [F]or those looking for a reference tool the text not only reviews historical events that shaped the nation, but also offers insight into gender, social, and political challenges that the people of Nicaragua face today. The authors discuss geography and agricultural realities that influence its culture, most notably its location in Central America that has made it a bridge for the migration of species and people. Included in each volume are a chronology, appendixes listing important religious and traditional events, a bibliography, and an index. (Reviewed with Culture and Customs of the United States)." - MultiCultural Review