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Author Cunha, Carlos A.

Title Culture and customs of Portugal / Carlos A. Cunha and Rhonda Cunha
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 165 pages, 19 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series Culture and customs of Europe
Culture and customs of Europe.
Contents The Portuguese : land, people, and history -- Religion and thought -- Family, marriage, gender, and education -- Leisure activities and holidays -- Cuisine -- Literature -- The media and cinema -- Performing arts -- Architecture and art
Summary Portugal is evolving quickly as an integrated part of modern Europe. What was until the mid-1970s an old-world society, where 80 percent of the economy was controlled by an oligarchy of eight elite families, is now increasingly a model of an advanced European state. Portugal now ranks highly among the countries of the world in level of globalization and quality of life; it even boasts one of the best-developed renewable energy infrastructures of any developed country. Despite such widespread modernization, however, "old country" Portuguese traditions persist in the political realms, as well as the traditional lifestyles that endure in the countryside. Culture and Customs of Portugal devotes careful attention to such topics as Portuguese holidays, media, marriage, gender roles, architecture, and education, providing readers with a full account of Portugal's rich heritage and modern culture. The drastic changes in the nation following the 1974 military coup that overthrew a 48-year dictatorship receive special attention
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-161) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnology -- Portugal.
Etiquette -- Portugal.
National characteristics, Portuguese.
Portugal -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Cunha, Rhonda.
ISBN 0313049467 (electronic bk.)
9780313049460 (electronic bk.)