Country Cultural Information

There are several sites worth visiting to glean cultural information about various countries. While Canadian in perspective, Multicultural Canada provides a great deal of data on hundreds of ethnic groups/cultures; the details cover economic life, kinship and family, culture, religion, education, and intergroup relations. Every entry is supplemented by a well thought-out bibliography. Another Canadian site that should be looked at is Country Insights from the Centre for Intercultural Learning; dozens of countries and their cultures are examined. Countries and Their Cultures offers profiles including folklore, rites of passage, living conditions, and social problems inter alia. The Cultural Orientation Resource Center focuses on refugee populations, explaining their cultural background. Ethnomed is based out of Seattle and addresses the health and cultural concerns of the minority communities there. The CIRRIE, SUNY Buffalo, has developed a 13-volume series – The Rehabilitation Provider’s Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born – examining the cultural beliefs of major ethnic groups/cultures.

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