ERIC Number: ED056540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Area Handbook for Guatemala.
Dombrowski, John; And Others
This volume is one of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies of American University designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. Chapters focus on: (1) the general character of society; (2) historical setting; (3) physical patterns, settlement patterns, and living conditions; (4) population, including ethnic groups and languages; (5) social structure, family, religion, and social values; (6) political and government systems, political dynamics and values, and foreign relations; (7) education, public information, and artistic and intellectual expression; (8) economic and financial systems, domestic trade, and foreign economic relations; (9) agriculture, industry, and labor; and (10) armed forces, public order, and safety. The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and kinds of possible or probable changes that might be expected in the future. A bibliography, glossary, and index are provided. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Opportunities, Demography, Education, Foreign Culture, Guides, History, Industry, Living Standards, Military Service, Resource Materials, Social Behavior, Social Structure, Social Values, Socioeconomic Influences, Spanish Speaking
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-705 258, MF $.95)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Foreign Area Studies.
Identifiers: Central America; Guatemala