Bibliography for Resources on Cultures of the World

  • Encyclopedia of the Peoples of the World. Edited by Amiram Gonen. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993. [REF DESK 305.8 E56 1994]
    Comprehensive listing of current peoples and ethnic groups, includes illustrations, and many photographs.
  • Women in the Third World, an Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues. Edited by Nelly P. Stromquist. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998. [Ref Desk 305.4091724]
    Signed and peer-reviewed articles from scholars, well-known activists, and new writers in feminist literature about a great number of issues affecting women in Third World countries.
  • Levinson, David. Ethnic groups worldwide : a ready reference handbook. Phoenix, Ariz : Oryx Press, 1998. [REF DESK 305.803 L665e]
  • Encyclopedia of world cultures. ed. David Levinson. Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1991-. (Library has vols. 3 & 7). [REF DESK 306.03 E56]
  • Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology / eds. David Levinson, Melvin Ember. 4 vols. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1996. [REF DESK 305.803 E56]
  • Culturgrams : the nations around us / produced by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. 2 vols. Chicago, IL : Ferguson, c1998. [REF DESK 910.2 C968 1998]
  • Brigham Young University. Language and Intercultural Research Center. Culturgrams. Provo, Utah : Language and Intercultural Research Center, Brigham Young University, [1977]-1979. [910.2 C968]
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture. ed. Barbara A. Tenenbaum, et. al. 5 vols. New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; London : Simon & Schuster : Prentice Hall International, c1996. [REF DESK 980.003 E56L]
  • Cashmore, Ellis. Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge [REF DESK 305.8 C338d 1994]
    Even though it's labeled a dictionary, it actually provides much more than definitions, includes signed essays on all its topics.
Subject Headings

{Name of Country or Ethnic Group}--Description and Travel
{Name of Country or Ethnic Group}--Civilization
{Name of Country or Ethnic Group}--Social Life and Customs

ACU Government Documents
  • Country Studies Files
    Convenient compilation of country-specific information. Located in the two green filing cabinets in Government Documents. Each country has a file containing a map of the area and information on the economy, labor, and living conditions of that area. Many individual publications are noted below and are available online. Others are available only in these files.
  • World Factbook. Annual. Washington, D.C. : Central Intelligence Agency. CIA World Fact Book [DOC REF] PREX 3.15:
    Brief profiles of individual countries, including newly formed states. Includes maps, government, people, culture, economy, and defense.
  • Country Studies/Area Handbooks. Washington, D.C.: Headquarters, Dept. of the Army. [ACU DOC D 101.22:]
    In-depth information on selected countries. Sections include basic statistics, history, social conditions, and cultural influences. Check library shelves for countries not published online.
  • Background Notes - Online archives
    Data on geography, population, culture, and relations with the U.S. for individual countries. Most recent editions available online. Check Country Studies files for previous years.
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