Culture and Customs of El Salvador

Culture and Customs of El Salvador

Book - 2001
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ABC-CLIO
El Salvador, the smallest Hispanic country in the Western Hemisphere, has had a lion's share of international attention due to civil war of the 1980s. Culture and Customs of El Salvador is the best source for an authoritative, intriguing narrative overview of a country with an embattled history, from wars to devastating earthquakes. Students and general readers will find a sympathetic portrayal of the land, history, people, economy, religion, education, traditional culture and popular entertainment, literature, media, and the arts. This volume is crucial to understanding Salvadorans today and also the large numbers of Salvadoran immigrants who now live in the United States.

Greenwood Pub Group
A stellar introduction to El Salvador--its history, people, economy, religion, education, traditional culture and popular entertainment, literature, media, and the arts.

Book News
The world has historically viewed El Salvador as the typical banana republic: small, poor, and corrupt. Short on sandy beaches, it drew few tourists, and hence, little outside attention until the late 1970s, when a violent civil war turned the country into a cold war battlefield. Since peace in 1992, it has tried to move forward, and while poverty, crime and unemployment are still grave problems, this book argues that the future looks bright. This in-depth examination of El Salvador today includes chapters on the economy, religions, education, culture, popular entertainment, literature, media and the visual and performing arts of this country, struggling to come in its own. Contains a short b&w photo essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313306204
0313306206
Branch Call Number: 972.84 BOLAN
Characteristics: xix, 164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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