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Title:
Culture and customs of Peru
Author:
Ferreira, César.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xx, 163 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313303180
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference. Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population. Ferreira and Dargent, native Peruvians, illustrate how the diverse geography of the country--the Andes, coast, and jungle--has also had a role in shaping cultural and social expression, from history to art.

Further exploring the influence of Spanish colonialism and its modern blending with Indian traditions, this volume covers the legacy of the Incas and Machu Picchu, providing an authoritative overview of how the citizenry and major cultural venues, such as the church, media, and arts, have evolved. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.


Author Notes

Cesar Ferreira is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Oklahoma.


Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Series Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
1 Contextp. 1
2 Religion and Religious Celebrationsp. 37
3 Social Customsp. 49
4 Broadcasting and Print Mediap. 61
5 Literaturep. 77
6 Performing Arts and Cinemap. 105
7 Art, Architecture, and Photographyp. 131
Glossaryp. 153
Selected Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 161