ERIC Number: ED198213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Contrasts: Hispanic-North American. Contrastes De Costumbres: El Hispano y el Norteamericano.
Andrade, Marcel C.
The purpose of this booklet (written in English and Spanish) is to present, to North Americans, basic cultural differences between North American and Hispanic peoples. Following an introduction to general concepts about Hispanic peoples, the cultural contrasts are presented, with cartoons which graphically illustrate the ideas put forth. The topics addressed are the ethnic and racial composition of Hispanic countries, languages, names, writing systems, homes, shops, social customs, sex roles, superstitions, attitudes toward animals, dress, eating habits, manners, attitudes toward age, and entertainment. The booklet concludes with an inventory of gestures (body language) common to most Hispanic peoples. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Body Language, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Hispanic Americans, Human Relations, Latin American Culture, Latin Americans, Life Style, North Americans, Social Structure, Sociocultural Patterns
University of North Carolina Bookstore, University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804 ($7.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Asheville.