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Title:
Chile : a guide to the people, politics and culture
Author:
Caistor, Nick.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Latin America Bureau; New York : Interlink Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
85 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portrait ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566564373

9781899365180
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library F3059.9 .C35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

An authoritative and up-to-date guide to to the artistic and fascinating country of Chile, this colorful handbook explores the land, history, politics, economy, society and people. Maps. Photos.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cost of Successp. 4
1 Land and Peoples: From Desert to Fjordp. 6
The Great Northp. 6
Easter Islandp. 11
Peoples of Chilep. 13
Mixed Heritagep. 17
2 History and Politics: Democrats and Dictatorsp. 19
Power Strugglesp. 22
Popular Unityp. 25
Pinochet's Chilep. 29
Return to Democracyp. 37
3 The Economy: Latin America's Miracle?p. 40
Diversificationp. 43
The Neo-Liberal Revolutionp. 47
Chile's New Generationp. 50
New Marketsp. 52
4 Society: Consuming Passionsp. 53
Crisis of Trustp. 53
The Militaryp. 55
Rich and Poorp. 58
Womenp. 60
5 Culture: Land of Poetsp. 64
Neruda and Poetryp. 64
Commitment and Exilep. 66
Cinema and Mediap. 68
Where to Go, What to Seep. 71
Tips for Travelersp. 75
Addresses and Contactsp. 77
Further Reading and Bookstoresp. 78
Facts and Figuresp. 79

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