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Author Brown, Isabel Zakrzewski.

Title Culture and customs of the Dominican Republic / Isabel Zakrzewski Brown.

Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.93 BROW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 198 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Series Culture and customs of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1521-8856.
Culture and customs of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-190) and index.
Contents 1. The Dominican Republic: The Land, Its History, and Its People -- 2. Religions -- 3. Social Customs -- 4. Media and Cinema -- 5. Literature -- 6. Performing Arts -- 7. Architecture, Art, Sculpture, and Photography.
Summary "The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, has a rich history beginning with the first inhabitants, the Taino 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 culture 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 "Dominicanyors.""--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Popular culture -- Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic -- Civilization -- 20th century.
ISBN 0313303142 (alk. paper)