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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston .
Written in English



  • Latin America,
  • Spain,
  • Portugal


  • Difference (Psychology) -- Congresses.,
  • Equality -- Congresses.,
  • Latin America -- Civilization -- Congresses.,
  • Spain -- Civilization -- Congresses.,
  • Portugal -- Civilization -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Bernard McGuirk and Mark I. Millington.
SeriesStudies in Latin American literature and culture ;, v. 3
ContributionsMcGuirk, Bernard., Millington, Mark., University of Nottingham. Graduate School of Critical Theory.
LC ClassificationsF1408.3 .I53 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 172 p. ;
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1121015M
ISBN 100773494766, 0773493433
LC Control Number94047533

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Since , I have been teaching an “Anthropology of Latin America” or “Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean” as a one-month January-term course. This blog-post was my first effort to describe the course. For the latest, see Teaching Latin America This is a difficult class to teach. The Origins of Latin American Inequality Inequality in Latin America is relatively high now, but historically it has been no higher than in the United States and Western Europe. Income and wealth disparities in Latin America are higher than in Asia and in most industrial nations, a condition that many economists attribute to factors developed. Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the people of Latin America and includes both high culture (literature and high art) and popular culture (music, folk art, and dance) as well as religion and other customary practices.. Definitions of Latin America vary. From a cultural perspective, Latin America generally refers to those parts of the Americas of Spanish .   After years of narrowing, the inequality trend in Latin America is slowing and stagnating in some countries. Photograph: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images This might be a “man-bites-dog” moment for.

  Social and Economic inequality are among the major problems faced by modern nations which could lead to political unrest. Social inequality is basically seen as a situation in which certain group of the country’s population (class, ethnic group etc.) enjoy certain privileges regarding to social goods such as education, health facilities, transportation, housing and so on. Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America in categorizing the New term comes from the fact that the predominant languages of the countries originated with the Countries:   Cultural Differences Between Americans And Hispanics (Latinos) Octo Novem by Abasto Although we know a lot about the United States thanks to popular American series and movies, traveling to the U.S. (or doing business with Americans) without knowing a little bit about American culture can have some drawbacks.   Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In the richest 10% of people in Latin America had amassed 71% of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s calculations, in just six years’ time the richest 1% in the region will have accumulated.