Culture and Customs of Panama (Culture and Customs of Latin by La Verne M. Seales Soley

By La Verne M. Seales Soley

Highschool and public libraries will locate this quantity a welcome boost to reference e-book cabinets. Engagingly written, this complete quantity offers scholars an outline of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the food is ate up on a day by day foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different issues. glossy literature, media shops, gender matters, schooling, visible arts, and appearing arts also are coated. whereas the point of interest is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's specified courting with the USA, which has been turbulent some time past at most sensible. scholars learning foreign politics, anthropology, global tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable resource.This quantity explores modern tradition in Panama, a melting pot deep within the middle of significant the USA. because of the development of the Panama Canal and the necessity for employees, Panama's tradition this present day is teeming with affects from ethnicities from world wide, together with American Indian, chinese language, West Indian, Greek, and French. highschool and public libraries will locate this quantity a great addition to reference publication cabinets. Engagingly written, this entire examine provides scholars an outline of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the food is ate up on a daily foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different subject matters. glossy literature, media retailers, gender concerns, schooling, visible arts, and acting arts also are coated. whereas the point of interest is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's targeted dating with the U.S., which has been turbulent long ago at top. scholars learning overseas politics, anthropology, international tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable source.

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The modern era of Panamanian politics was ushered in with more than twenty years of military rule that began in the late 1960s and ended with an armed military intervention by the United States. The most recent era of Panamanian politics has seen sixteen years of democratic rule. From the formation of the Republic of Panama on November 3, 1903, the United States has played an important role in the history and politics of 12 CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF PANAMA the country. From 1903 until 1986, Panama was basically a constitutional democracy, controlled by an oligarchy.

Alfaro is among the largest temples in Latin America. Of the groups mentioned above, Islam is among the groups with the highest numbers. Muslims have been in Panama from the time of conquest, when slaves were brought to Panama from Africa. Based on their status as slaves, they had virtually no impact. It was not until the period of the construction of the Canal that male immigrants from the Middle East came to work in Panama. It is during this time that there is a marked Muslim presence in the area; of this group, most ended up marrying local women and integrating into mainstream Panama.

Timothy L. Gale. Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: Americas. 9th ed. 3 Detroit: Gale, 1998: 290. 13. G. A. Mellander. The United States in Panamanian Politics: The Intriguing Formative Years. Danville: Interstate Printers and Publishers, 1971: 9. 14. R. Castillero and J. Ernesto. Historia de Panam´a. 11a ed. Panam´a: Distribuidora del Pac´ıfico, 1995: 102. 15. Noris Correa de Sanjur. Historia de Panam´a. San Jos´e, Costa Rica: L¨ıtograf´ıa e Imprenta LIL, 1995: 117–119. 16. George D. Moffette III.

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