This collection of photo-essays comparing living conditions as they affect family life in North and South America is the first volume of a projected series. Canadian ethnologist Tremblay selects one or more families from each of the countriesa total of 46whom she feels represents national characteristics of each nation, having spent on average three days sharing their everyday life. Excellent photos and maps illustrate the author's detailed chronology of their daily routines and attest to the different modes of existence ranging from Amazonian jungle Indians to urban apartment dwellers. While many South and Central Americans inhabit squalid shanty towns or live in isolated rural poverty, conditions of middle-class Venezuelans, Uruguayans and Mexicans compare favorably with their like in the U.S. and Canada. Although her choices may seem arbitrary, the author notes that each family was selected on the basis of national statistical profiles that include demography, economy, religion, etc., and chart predominant life styles.
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Aided by local and United Nations social units, the author has undertaken the task of "living with" statistically profiled "typical" families in every country of the world. Forty-six Western Hemisphere families are presented in this first of a planned five-volume set. Each chapter consists of color photographs of the family and its home, a two-page "day in the life of" narrative, and two pages of national statistics. This format allows for reference use as well as general perusal. In spite of limitations in the approachTremblay lived with each family only for a few daysthis unique work offers great insights into contemporary daily life in the Americas and Caribbean. Highly recommended. See "Contributing Factors" on this page. Sondra Brunhumer, Western Michigan Univ. Libs., Kalamazoo
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Book Description Old Bridge Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 290 pages including author's note, sources, maps & statistics, and many full color photographs. There are some small dents on the dust jacket and a small tear on the back but it is in otherwisw very good condition. Aside from very minor shelf wear, the book itself is in fine to as new condition. Since this book is heavy, extra postage may be required. This book translated by Hilary & Paul Childs-Adams is a document of 46 families. It would be good for anyone interested in cultural studies. Bookseller Inventory # 000790
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Book Description Old Bridge Press, Camden East, ON, 1988. Blue Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Stated First Edition. Translated from the French by Hilary and Paul Childs-Adams. Book is a document of family life as described of the author's observations of the day-to-day lives of forty-six families. Acknowledgments. Preface by Jean Tretault, Consultant, Department of Public Information, United Nations. Table of Contents. Introduction by author. Illustrated with color photographs. 203 pp. plus: United States of America Facts, Author's Note, Sources, Key to Source Notes, Sources by Continent and Country. 290 pp. in toto. Blue cloth covered boards have as-new gilt text on spine. tail of spine is lightly rubbed, gift dedication ffep, moisture stain along bottom edge. Unclipped, unpriced DJ has edge wear. Book weighs nearly 2 1/2 lb. and may incur extra shipping costs. Bookseller's Inventory # 161054. Size: 10 1/4" X 7 3/4". Bookseller Inventory # 001054
Book Description Old Bridge Press, Ontario, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. photos (illustrator). 1st. Size: octavo. 290 pp. Binding is tight, spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: photos. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: sociology & Culture; #18814; ISBN: 0920656838. ISBN/EAN: 9780920656839. Library of Congress No: 88-7106. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: AC008199I. Bookseller Inventory # AC008199I