A team of anthropologists and social scientists have taken a close look at more than 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture -- every bit as much as geographic borders -- defines and separates the nations of the world. Using a standard entry format for easy comparison, each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations are surveyed -- from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts. Lavishly illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs and more than 200 maps.
Call Number: REF JA51 .S7 2016 (Reference collections at Central and West)
Publication Date: 2016
This reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2016 edition includes: Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders ; Extensive updates to country economic overviews ; Expanded and updated historical introductions; Comprehensive coverage of major international organizations; Detailed maps of all 194 countries.
This country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances.
Provides signed, scholarly profiles of cultural groups, including ethnonymic (the proper name by which a people or ethnic group or major subgroup is known) information, the group's history, settlement, economy, kinship and family structure, socio-political organization, religion and expressive culture.
This groundbreaking reference set documents the achievements and current challenges for all women, providing distortion-free and newly available information about women's status, in matters from education to violence, in more than 130 countries in the world's most populated areas. Written by an international host of contributing specialists.
Call Number: HQ9 .E52 2003 (reference collection second floor)
Publication Date: 2002-11-27
International, cross-cultural approach to such diverse topics as adolescent parenthood, family planning, cohabitation, widowhood, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, codependency and commuter marriages. It includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.