Fiestas de Quito
Fiestas de Quito
Some results of a comparative study of modernization in two Islamic countries, Iran and Turkey, are presented in the article. A number of controversial issues are addressed. Firstly, among the factors impeding modernization the relationship between the role of culture and that of management is considered. In other words, was this the specificity of the Islamic civilization, or rather the quality of the reforms themselves that hindered modernization in a number of Islamic countries largely? Secondly, what was the role that sociocultural and political competencies of society played for successful modernization through radical economic reforms, the author questions. Positive assessment of Ataturk’s reforms in Turkey, on the one hand, and the failure of Iran's White Revolution, on the other hand, are discussed helping the reader answer the questions raised.
The article is devoted to the little-known issue of using traditions in the modernization processes management. Examples of reliance on nomadism tradition in Kazakhstan management practices are given, in particular, used during moving of the new capital to Astana. The author examines the boundaries of foreign adoptionы using in the socio-economic life of Kazakhstan, including seemingly close to the republic Eastern countries traditions. However, modernization potential of traditions is limited as well: it only works at the start of modernization.
This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. This work provides high school and undergraduate students with a compelling and fascinating exploration of world customs and traditions. Comprising entries by anthropologists, religious leaders, scholars, dancers, musicians, historians, and artists from almost every continent in the world, this encyclopedia provides readers a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective. The entries explore the origins of the custom, explain how it was established as a tradition, and describe how and where it is practiced. A thematic guide enables readers to look up entries by the type of tradition or custom, such as birth, coming of age, courtship and wedding, funeral, daily customs, holidays, and festivals. Features • Provides a unique global perspective via content from 48 authors currently working, living, or traveling in most continents of the world • Supplies interdisciplinary points of view by incorporating aspects of religion, food, festivals, history, social practices, funeral traditions, and grand community celebrations • Serves to highlight distinct cultural differences while also enabling readers to discover how much people have in common and to consider how certain American traditions might seem "strange" to people from outside the United States
Bolivia es un país del centro de América del Sur, limitado al norte y al este por Brasil, al sudeste por Paraguay, al sur por Argentina y al oeste por Chile y Perú. Su superficie es de 1.098.581 km2. La capital constitucional es Sucre, mientras que la capital administrativa y el lugar de residencia del gobierno es La Paz.
The article is concerned with traditionalism and modernisation in the area of parenthood in Russia with the focus on specific subject fields such as natural parenting, usage of reproductive technologies, and LGBT parenting. The text is based on round-table in the internet, leaded by Antu Sorainen, where each of the authors concentrated on the field specifically interesting to her. In all areas, it was found that traditional gender roles in Russia persists throughout modernisation processes, finding new ways for their modification, but still modernisation does change them.
The dictionary features popular vocabulary reflecting the peculiarities of today's Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. The dictionary includes both standard and colloquial expressions as well as vernacular and slang units.
The author of the article analyses the readiness of Russian society to accept innovations and argues with adherents of ideas about allegedly excessive traditionality of Russian society.
The article deals with three constitutional projects of Francisco de Miranda, distinguished Venezuelan. It is devoted to analyzes of the characteristics of the project of 1798, based on the experience of British constitutional law and public law of Ancient Rome. Special attention is focused on provisions of the projects of 1801 and 1808: on temporary public power during the war of colonies for independence from Spain and on federal government after the liberation. F.Miranda used for these projects a constitutional experience of many countries. One of the sources of his intellectual reflection was the constitution of Ancient Rome, the most important elements of which were people`s assembleis and magistracy. These institutes were adopted by F.Miranda and creatively impleamented according to specific conditions of Ibero-America.