Understanding Spanish-Speaking South Americans: Bridging Hemispheres
|So much the same yet so different, the nine Spanish-Speaking nations of South America are united by similar cultural themes yet differentiated by ethnicity and race, degree of European immigration, geographical influences, and temperament. Skye Stephenson weaves the dual threads of Spanish political and religious history, often referred to as the sword and the cross, into a tapestry of cultural insights for these diverse countries: personalisimo, class, gender, identity, dignity, the importance of appearances, and more. These insights are then applied to the workplace as well as to personal relationships. The second part of the book has chapters on each of nine countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.