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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : South America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
South America is a part of the American continent traversed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
South America is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
In English-speaking and certain other regions of the world, North and South America are considered to be continents and their union is referred to as the supercontinent of the Americas.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /South_America   (1818 words)

 Archival Culture In America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Because the culture of our larger society is by and large white and commercially-driven, including the latest rapsters and their globalizing clones, the present generation of ethnics strives to find cultural preservation in the university environment, which has been under pressure for thirty years to admit all the diversities, so to speak.
The answer may be because those histories and cultures have become increasingly etiolated as families or individuals, uprooted or emigrating from their origin elsewhere, grow remote in space and time from their beginnings.
The cultural power that students dream of finding or saving is something (re)imagined in poetry and fiction, or in poetry (re)constructed from a fading oral tradition and recorded by curators and ethnologists who imagine themselves poets.
www.calitreview.com /Essays/archival_5025.htm   (1751 words)

 Finnish Immigrant Culture in America
While immigration to America was at its peak, people back home often felt that the greatest danger to the immigrant was the American saloon.
Although secret societies are very common in America, the secrecy of the Knights and Ladies of Kaleva aroused suspicion among both churches and left-wing organizations.
At this point immigration from Finland to America was only a fraction of what it had been just before the outbreak of the First World War; those who had been part of the great wave of immigrants were already approaching middle age.
www.genealogia.fi /emi/art/article266e.htm   (8863 words)

 Andean Culture: South America
Originated during the pre-Tiawanaku period, the Mochica culture developed in the northern valleys of Chicama, Moche and Virú (northern coast of the department of La Libertad, in Trujillo).
Another culture which flourished in the northern Peruvian coast (in the Pisco, Ica and Nazca valleys) was that of the Nazca, whose pottery achieved a remarkable development.
Many scholars affirm that this culture is responsible for the well-known Nazca lines, gigantic outlines and drawings of animals on the sand that can only be seen from great heights.
www.nflc.org /REACH/7ca/enCASouthAmerica.htm   (565 words)

 Celtic Culture in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
As Lawrence McCaffrey, a lecturer emeritus on Irish culture, wrote in Textures of Irish America, ".the Irish journey in the United States from the unskilled working-class ghettos to the middle-class suburb is a success story in acquisition of material prosperity if not a spiritual or intellectual achievement".
It is a shift from the church to the classroom.
Emigrants and Exiles, (Ireland and the Irish Exodus to America), by Kerby A.
www.domcentral.org /library/celticculture.htm   (1911 words)

 Review - Panache Culture : Pax America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Panache Culture was formed in 1986 and right from the start it was a "clash of cultures, clash of riddims".
In plain English the name of the band means "Various Cultures" and indeed, the nationalities of the original line-up included those of Morocco, Italy, Greece, Belgium and - when counting the additional musicians - Jamaica, England and Zaire.
The different cultural background of the musicians enabled them to create a colourful and varied reggae sound, which can be heard on their nice debut album "Tell Them !" and the solid follow-up "Travel In A Dream", both mixed by London-based Mad Professor.
www.reggae-vibes.com /rev_712/paxameri.htm   (227 words)

 Pop Culture - About Captain America - Plus Captain America Posters & T-Shirts.
Much later he was discovered and rescued by the Avengers who were on the trail of the Sub-Mariner and found the frozen Captain America being worshipped by Eskimos.
The original Captain America #1 comic, that came out in March 1941 had a cover depicting Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the mouth.
You see, heroes and villains alike have appeared in one another’s title series, formed allegiances, fuelled new alliances and all of this gives the impression of an entire universe of interlinked stories and lives.
www.americanpopcultureencyclopedia.com /captain_america.htm   (1106 words)

 Cultures in America: Languages
The first rule of thumb in approaching Native American cultures is that you're dealing with a near infinity of cultures that are as diverse from one another as the remainder of human cultures.
All human cultures and all human languages extend their history back an equal amount of time; they have all developed over that time but they have developed in different ways.
When verbs are collapsed with nouns it suggests that the culture does not think of actions (running, say) as independent from the the object doing the action, that is, that action is dependent on an actor; European languages make possible a world view in which action can be considered a separate entity from objects.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CULAMRCA/LANGUAGE.HTM   (765 words)

 Syllabus for German Immigrant Culture in America: Lesson 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Large numbers of German Catholics, particularly from Austria, Bavaria, Alsace, Baden and the Rhineland, settled in America during the 19th century and established numerous German-speaking parishes and parochial schools.
The Lutheran Church in America, formed in 1962 by a merger of German and Scandinavian groups is the largest Lutheran church in the U.S. The Reformed Churches
German Jews in 19th-century America took a lead in fostering the movement in the U.S. Isidor Kalisch (1816-1886), a political refugee of the 1848 Revolution, became an influential Reform rabbi in the U.S. Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900) was a native of Bohemia whose name was originally Weis.
www.ulib.iupui.edu /kade/merrill/lesson7.html   (2015 words)

 Texas Culture - Hispanic America
San Antonio was the first permanent town in the land the Spanish called "Tejas." The tradition of Texas ranching began when Spanish priests and soldiers first introduced domesticated livestock and horses to the colonial settlements.
Spanish vaqueros (cowboys) were the first men in America to herd cattle from the back of a horse and ranching became a way of life and means of support for the missions and for the settlers.
Be sure to check our events search for cultural festivals and events taking place throughout the state.
www.traveltex.com /tx_cul_ha.asp?SN=1920793&LS=0   (841 words)

 Workplace Culture, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans
The world beyond America is a blur to them.
Nevertheless, if they show curiosity about your country or culture, be prepared to answer their questions patiently.
For example, there will be the person who is always having bad luck in love affairs, the person who is always ill, the person with the heart of gold everybody tells their troubles to, etc.
www.lifeintheusa.com /employment/culture.htm   (576 words)

 Andean Culture: Central America
Oaxacan culture developed in the Valley of Mexico and served as the basis of the Olmec civilization,who excelled in stonework and ceramics.
The Totonac culture was, likewise, based in the Gulf of Mexico.
The great civilizations that the Spanish conquistadors witnessed on their arrival in the 16th century were Teotihuacan (northeast of modern day Mexico City) and the Tarascans (in the state of Michoacan), both of which had by then been incorporated by the Aztecs into their mighty empire.
www.nflc.org /Reach/7ca/enCACentralAmerica.htm   (268 words)

 Therapeutic culture making America soft
Fonda’s confession, Scottsdale’s tweaking of terminology and the recoil from red markings are manifestations of today’s therapeutic culture.
The nature and menace of "therapism" is the subject of a new book, "One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance" by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel, resident scholars at the American Enterprise Institute.
From childhood on, Americans are told by "experts" - therapists, self-esteem educators, grief counselors, traumatologists - that it is healthy for them continuously to take their emotional temperature, inventory their feelings and vent them.
www.columbiatribune.com /2005/Apr/20050420Comm003.asp   (729 words)

 What is culture in America?
While thinking of all the wacky cultures around the world with strange traditions and beleifs, I was prompted to think about American culture.
It’s corporatization is a relative recent phenonenon and there is a strong tradition of it being shaped by the same stock whose sweat and dreams built revolutionary, self-determined communities.
Culture in America has been poisoned, but it’s made of strong stuff.
paleryder.gnn.tv /blogs/14345/What_is_culture_in_America   (527 words)

 History & Culture > Latin America
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America is keeping cultural history alive.
Part of the Benson Latin American Collection, these maps date from the 1600s to the mid-1800s and cover all of Latin America and the Caribbean in formats ranging from hand-drawn plant dyes on velum to paper and ink maps produced on printing presses.
The Relaciones Geográficas are original responses to a questionnaire sent out in 1577 by the Spanish Crown to its territories in the Americas.
utopia.utexas.edu /history/latin.html   (235 words)

 Frenchculture.org: French Culture and Education in the USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Frenchculture.org: French Culture and Education in the USA
France's culture minister has named a woman to run the Comédie-Française for the first time since it was founded in 1680.
Win free copies of 4 CDs of classical music (Ravel, Satie, Debussy, Chopin) played by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, to celebrate his tour of US festivals in summer 2006.
www.frenchculture.org   (638 words)

 Spain & Spanish Portal : spanish culture in america   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
America The countries of Central America are all former spanish colonies, with the exception of Belize, which was under British rule until 1980.
She teaches courses on Latin American visual culture and is developing a multimedia project titled Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520 1820.
Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 The Vistas project seeks to bring an understanding of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience Caribbean Studies Virtual...
www.pottersys.net /index.php   (1318 words)

 Chinese Culture in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The sum total of the attainments and learned behavior patterns of any specific period, race, or people, regarded as expressing a traditional way of life subject to gradual but continuous modification by succeeding generations.
In America, it is an event where the grandparents show their friends their new grandchild instead of just showing photographs.
(This is probably the reason that so many unmarried adult Chinese children still live with their parents, where the norm in [non-Chinese] America is to push the child out of the house to be on his/her own when he/she reaches the age of eighteen, or even earlier.
www.pacificnet.net /jue/culture   (850 words)

 Hip Hop Culture In America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Hip Hop America is filled with George's memories of...
The Hip-Hop culture and a common challenge By Roger Cavazos...
R.Reese, paper presented at the Far West and Popular Culture Conference (February 1998) FROM THE FRINGE: THE HIP HOP CULTURE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS.
www.e2records.com /hip-hop-culture-in-america.html   (269 words)

 South America Culture
south america culture Carnival Glory, the newest in the 110,000-ton Conquest class of ships, is set to bring fun and excitement to Eastern and Western Caribbean cruising.
The continent is a cultural and culinary extravaganza.
South America, a destination whose culture is as diverse as its geographic regions, provides a truly unique cruise experience.
www.travelsouthamerica.info /SouthAmericaCulture   (994 words)

 Parents/Support. - Culture Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Enjoy the Freedom that god is giving you and a government that protects it here in America, but don't you dare even think about visiting ground Zero.
The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past and present.
President Bush cruelly manipulated the grief of the American people-- and the sympathy of the rest of the world-- to introduce a "world order" dreamed up by a clutch of fantasists advising the Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld.
www.litsote.com /group-3560-1401.html   (3487 words)

 Space Culture Invades America
In the news: the Pathfinder landing on Mars, trouble on the Mir space station, the space shuttle orbiting Earth, the suicides linked to the Hale-Bopp comet.
``The public is really interested in exploration and the idea of a frontier, maybe because frontiers are a part of American culture,'' he said.
``America was developed with a frontier mentality, where people were continually challenged by new problems that had to be faced in new ways.'' All of a sudden, be it earthly dissatisfaction, a deep-seated American consciousness or just chance, space-related phenomena are arranging themselves in popular culture like aligned planets.
www.ufomind.com /misc/1997/jul/d09-003.shtml   (791 words)

 Society and Culture Central America Regional
- US-based nonprofit provides newsletter and financial statements for its health, education, and microenterprise programs in southern Mexico and Central America.
Describes history, current programs, and how to volunteer or donate.
Provides brief history of the Miskito, and how to join the society or donate.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Central_America/Society_and_Culture   (129 words)

 American Studies Program - Syllabus - AMS 340 Popular Culture in America
This course examines popular culture and the emergence of mass culture in the
It starts from the premise that popular culture, far from being a frivolous or debased alternative to high culture, is in fact an important site of popular expression, social instruction, and cultural conflict, and thus deserves critical attention.
Throughout the course, we ground what we call “culture” in political, economic, and social contexts.
www.smith.edu /ams/340popculturesyllabus.html   (1179 words)

 Mall of America St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
But its popularity owes as much to entertainment and cultural amenities as it does to shopping.
"The Mall of America is a city inside a piece at the edge of a city," observed Minneapolis architect Richard Varda.
The company's initial 1985 proposal for a 1.3 billion dollar "megamall" at the site of the old Twins stadium in the booming Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, envisioned a leisure and shopping complex even larger and more spectacular than the one that was eventually built.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100755   (437 words)

 Desi culture mesmerises America- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Desi culture mesmerises America- The Times of India
CHICAGO: A former senior bureaucrat from India is making waves on Chicago's cable television, showing films on topics ranging from Indian culture to the experiences of the earliest Indian immigrants here.
Seventy-two-year-old R S Rajan, who immigrated to the US in 1979, shows films on cable on Indian classical dance forms like Bharatanatyam and also films on how Indian savouries are made.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1004852.cms   (225 words)

 Yiddish Culture In America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In only a few decades, from the 1880s to the 1920s, the Jews who immigrated to America from Eastern Europe developed a rich cultural life in their new home based on the Yiddish language.
This is a twelve-part introduction to that culture and, though by no means comprehensive, touches upon four important segments of American Yiddish culture: Literature, Education, the Press, and Theater.
After each of the twelve parts, there is a short quiz to see how well you read the material.
www.laits.utexas.edu /gottesman   (144 words)

 Title page for ETD etd-04072005-104024
This dissertation attempts to dereify gender and demonstrate a theoretical model that seamlessly integrates psychoanalysis, Marxism, and feminism.
Conspiracy culture in America since World War II is an ideal aperture through which we may envision such a theoretical approach, and indeed see the critical need for such an approach.
Through this study of conspiracy culture we see the post-war construction of masculinity and its connections to economic structures.
etd.lsu.edu /docs/available/etd-04072005-104024   (166 words)

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