Countries and Their Cultures, Volume 4: Saint Kitts - by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember

Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume nations and Their Cultures relies at the choice of ethnographic details often called the Human kinfolk sector documents dependent at Yale collage. not like international Cultures, that's equipped via tradition, the recent paintings is prepared by means of nation. This work's energy is that readers who comprehend little or no a few state can quick receive a superb orientation to the key matters, background, and social constitution of a kingdom. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a pass among a well-written encyclopedia article, a trip consultant, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply an outstanding common evaluate of a rustic with no significantly oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have a similar constitution, with sections on geography, historical past, demography, languages, meals, economic system, etiquette, politics, kinfolk, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural harmony in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family, and social stratification. every one access has a map with a neighborhood insert, black-and-white photos, and a bibliography of modern scholarly books. advised particularly for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of latest Jersey Lib., Ewing

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VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 5 0 15 Miles 10 Fancy Baleine Bay 5 0 15 Miles 10 Troumaka ST. VINCENT Richmond Pk. 3,523 ft. 1074 m. Barrouallie Mt. Wynn Bay N Layou Camden Park Colonarie Biabou Kingstown Ethnic Relations. ’’ Stubbs Greathead Bay E New Sandy Bay Soufrière Mts. 4,048 ft. 1234 m. Wallibou W Espagnol Point Owia Milligan Cay S BEQUIA Port Elizabeth Derrick Caribbean Sea Battowia I. Isle a Quatre Baliceaux I. ND S Dovers Each of the ethnic minorities has been successfully integrated into the nation state and a Vincentian identity.

S OCIALIZATION Infant Care. For most Vincentians, the umbilicus or ‘‘navel string’’ is planted under a fruit-bearing tree shortly after birth, so that the child will have a healthy and productive life. The child is not given a name until about four weeks after birth. Meanwhile, the infant is coddled and cuddled and played with by all in the household. Care is taken not to become too attached to the infant unless it should sicken and die from too much love—a condition known as love maljo. 1903 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Men loading plastic-wrapped banana bunches onto a lighter for transfer to a freighter anchored in deeper water.

In the intervening years the UWP has led the government for all but seven years. In 2000, an SLP government was in place. Social Problems and Control. The legal system is mostly founded on British common law, with some continuing Napoleanic Code influence from the ear- 1895 SAINT LUCIA lier French period. A professionally trained police force serves the island. Criminal activity has been on the rise in recent years; the presence of guns in the hands of a criminal element is increasingly troubling, and violent crimes that are gun- and drug-associated have multiplied.

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