Author: Leslie Alan Glick
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Keywords: customs, law, modernization, trade, guide, states, united
Number of Pages: 504
Published: 2008-03-04
List price: $257.00
ISBN-10: 9041127046
ISBN-13: 9789041127044

With the intensified focus on antiterrorism in US trade policy-and the transfer of the Customs Service from the US Treasury Department to the Department of Homeland Security as the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection-traditional ways of thinking about customs and trade law are now out of date. In light of the war on terrorism and the emphasis on border security, businesses engaged in the crossborder exchange of goods face a multitude of new laws and initiatives-in addition to the traditional array of responsibilities required by the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and Immigrati

Authors:Adriana Helbig, Oksana Buranbaeva, Vanja Mladineo,
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: culture, customs, europe, ukraine
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2008-11-30
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0313343632
ISBN-13: 9780313343636

Ukraine’s tumultuous history has left it standing on unstable ground, wrought with the devastation of the 20th century’s wars, famines, and other struggles. Today, life in Ukraine is moving forward, stepping out of the shadows of Communism and into a modern, urban, and multicultural light, finally gaining for itself a sense of national identity. Now a cultural hotspot that serves as a crossroads between Europe and Asia, Ukraine’s traditions of yesterday are evolving into today’s daily life and customs. High school and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to

Author: Isabel Zakrzewski Brown
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: culture, customs, america, caribbean, republic, dominican, latin
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2008-10-30
List price: $20.00
ISBN-10: 0313360553
ISBN-13: 9780313360558

The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, has a rich history beginning with the first inhabitants, the Taíno indians, to the Spanish conquistadors, African slaves, and numerous waves of immigrants. Culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic is the first book to encompass the vibrancy of the land, its people, and their cultures and customs. It surveys the daily lives of average Dominicans and also the unusual folk practices of the rural populace. Attention is also given to the thriving Dominican community in New York City, the Dominacanyors.Students and inte

Author: Benjamin F. Shearer
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Keywords: culture, customs, north, america, states, united, volumes
Number of Pages: 440
Published: 2007-12-30
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0313338752
ISBN-13: 9780313338755

American life and culture is truly unique in that it was born from many other cultures around the world. When immigrants migrated to the "Land of Opportunity," they brought with them pieces of their own heritage: foods, religions, holidays, festivals, music, and art, just to name a few. Through time, these customs have developed into what we now know as American life. Explore how even within the US, various cultures and customs differ from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. Discover how many religions are practiced all over the country, and how each sect differs in its celebration. Lea

Author: La Verne M. Seales Soley
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: culture, customs, caribbean, america, panama, latin
Number of Pages: 148
Published: 2008-12-30
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0313336679
ISBN-13: 9780313336676

High school and public libraries will find this volume a welcome addition to reference book shelves. Engagingly written, this comprehensive volume gives students an overview of contemporary life in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the cuisine is consumed on a day-to-day basis, and what people wear in urban and rural settings, among many other topics. Modern literature, media outlets, gender issues, education, visual arts, and performing arts are also covered. While the focus is on current customs and contemporary culture, readers will also gain insight into Panama’s unique relat

Authors:Elton L. Daniel, Ali Akbar Mahdi,
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: culture, customs, east, iran, middle
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2006-10-30
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0313320535
ISBN-13: 9780313320538

Iran is often a hotspot in the news, and the Muslim state is usually negatively portrayed in the West. Culture and Customs of Iran rejects facile stereotyping and presents the rich, age-old Persian culture that struggles with pressures of the modern world. This is the first volume in English to reveal the important sociocultural facets of Iran today for a general audience in an objective fashion. Authoritative, substantive narrative chapters cover the gamut of topics, from religion and religious thought to Iranian cuisine and festivals.

Authors:Steven J. Salm, Toyin Falola,
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: culture, customs, africa, ghana
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2002-03-30
List price: $57.95
ISBN-10: 0313320500
ISBN-13: 9780313320507

The decades of independence in Ghana have strengthened the idea of a national Ghanaian culture. The culture and customs of Ghana today are a product of diversity in traditional forms, influenced by a long history of Islamic and European contact. Culture and Customs of Ghana is the first book to concisely provide an up-to-date narrative on the most significant elements of the established cultural life and institutions as well as the most recent changes in the cultural landscape. Written expressly for students and the general reader, it belongs in every library supporting multicultural and Afric
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