Culture and Customs of the Philippines

Culture and Customs of the Philippines

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A stand-out, one-stop resource on Philippine culture and customs.
Culture and Customs of the Philippines provides the best general overview to the Asian archipelago and to a people with close ties to the United States and a long history of emigration and contributions to this country. The volume emphasizes how the strong indigenous Philippine culture meshes with constant influences from the West. Rodell, a specialist in Philippine history and society, superbly evokes the breadth of the Philippines for students and the general public. The wide variety of Philippine traditions is seen in each topic covered: the land, people, and history; religion and thought; literature and art; architecture; cuisine and fashion; gender, marriage, and family; festivals, media, film, and leisure activities; music and dance; and social customs and lifestyle.

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For students and general readers, Rodell (history, Georgia Southern U.) begins with a chronology of the history of the Southern Pacific island cluster. Then he considers such aspects as land and people, art and literature, cuisine and fashion, entertainment, music and dance, and social customs and lifestyle. He includes a glossary without pronunciation guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of the Philippines.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313304156
Branch Call Number: 959.9 RODEL
Characteristics: xxiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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