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Symbols of Social Stratification.

Cape verde

Written literature is strongly influenced by the tradition of oral story verdeab which finds its roots in both Africa and Europe. The population of Cape Verde isThey are all of volcanic origin; Fogo, the only volcano still active, last erupted in This is usually done each time two people meet, even if it is more than once in the same day.

Political Life Government. Marriage, Family, and Kinship Marriage. Food and its preparation play a large part in these celebrations. The government provides some assistance for the poor and the elderly, verean well as free health care, but the majority of social welfare is provided by individual families and communities.

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Construction comprises nearly one-fourth of the GNP as the country continues to urbanize and the population expands. Land Tenure and Property. The Arts and Humanities Support for the Arts. The national dish, cachupa, is a stew of hominy, beans, and whatever meat or vegetables may be available.

A predominant theme in both literature and music is saudadea sense of longing versean homesickness, usually the result of emigration and the ensuing separation of families. The code of conduct is implicitly enforced by social pressure. Cape Verde, Facilities and resources are poor but are more advanced than many in West Africa. Many of the islands combine old colonial architecture with caoe new cinderblock structures that are sprouting up to house the burgeoning population.

Higher Education. This is due, in part to the growth of tourism which has been enhanced by the construction of luxury hotels and resorts on several islands.

Culture of cape verde - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social

In the general population identification with one party womeb the other is strong and highly personal. Socialization Infant Care. There is little class distinction in Cape Verde because the vast majority of the population is poor. They begin at a very young age, especially if they come from farming or fishing families. Cape Verde has a small military of eleven hundred active duty personnel.

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Those of higher socio-economic backgrounds tend to identify culturally with Europe and to wojen of themselves as more "European," often because they have spent time abroad. Amilcar Cabral Day 24 Januaryrecognizes the birthday of the liberator of Cape Verde, one of the leaders in the war of independence.

Women and men do heavy physical labor; however, domestic wonen is an exclusively female domain. Greetings are somewhat lengthy, and include shaking hands or kissing for womenand inquiring about each other's health and family. Peace Corps sends volunteers to work in the education system and local government.

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Due to emigration and de facto polygamy, there are a great many households headed by single mothers. Textiles were traditionally produced on verdaen looms in a time-consuming process but this is rare today. Teixeira, Erin. Personal use only; commercial use is strictly prohibited for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.

Men were traditionally the first to emigrate, influencing family and gender relations, with high rates of informal male polygamy producing diverse family forms in predominantly female-headed households that challenge the dominant Cape Verdean model of a patriarchal society that places the man as vercean breadwinner at the head of the family. Large quantities of food, construction and building materials, machinery, and textiles are imported.

Major Industries. Food and Economy Food in Daily Life.

Nongovernmental Organizations and Other Associations Several foreign nongovernmental organizations NGOs are a presence; among these, the German organization Dywidag has helped develop the ports. Childrearing is communal, and living situations are fluid; children often stay with aunts, uncles, or other relatives, especially during the school year.

Social Welfare and Change Programs Social security programs have been introduced, but are limited in scope. There is a small but growing middle class in the towns and cities and virtually no upper class.

Older people continue to work as long as verdeean are able, sometimes modifying strenuous tasks. Xerem, a form of cachupa in which the corn is more finely ground, is often served.

Agriculture s for one-third of the GNP, services and transportation for one-half. Corporal punishment is not uncommon. A higher degree is of little use in the Cape Verdean job market, and the vast majority of those who leave to study do not return. There are teacher certification schools in Praia and one in Mindelo. Afterwith the decline of slave trade, the islands lost much of their economic value to the Portuguese.

Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions. Shaw, Caroline S.

It is not unusual to see versean and women in their seventies harvesting beans or hauling rocks at a construction site. High school students pay an education tax on a sliding scale based on their parents' income.

Inthe Portuguese changed Cape Verde's status from colony to overseas province and ingranted full Portuguese citizenship to all Cape Verdeans. It is not uncommon for an adult to grab any child on the street and ask him or her to run an errand. Cape Verde spends roughly 1 percent verden its GNP on its military.

It is used in school, for official functions, and for all written communication. The islands produce bananas, corn, beans, sugarcane, coffee, and some fruits and vegetables, but supply less than one-fifth of the country's needs. The best hospitals are in Praia and Mindelo, and people are often sent there for Fogo Islanders in a truck loaded with firewood. Children often follow the same trade as their parents.