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Portrait of a Nation: Culture and Progress in Ecuador



A case study of why Third World countries are still poor, the premise of this book is that while some progress has been made in transforming the political economy of Ecuador, certain behaviors, beliefs and attitudes have kept the country from developing in ways that otherwise would have been possible. As the author asserts, for almost five centuries the cultural habits of Ecuadorian citizens have constituted a stumbling block for individual economic success. Still, he concludes, people’s…


Portrait Of A Nation

Pub Date : 2010-01-16 | Author : Osvaldo Hurtado | Publisher : Government Institutes

ISBN 10 : 1568332637
ISBN 13 : 9781568332635

A case study of why Third World countries are still poor, the premise of this book is that while some progress has been made in transforming the political economy of Ecuador, certa..


The Rough Guide To Ecuador The Gal Pagos Islands

Pub Date : 2016-09-20 | Author : Rough Guides | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780241291603
ISBN 13 : 0241291607

The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of Ecuador's incomparable wildlife, vibrant indige..



The History Of Ecuador

Pub Date : 2012-02-25 | Author : George M. Lauderbaugh | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9780313362514
ISBN 13 : 0313362513

This handbook provides an unmatched, comprehensive political history of Ecuador written in English. • Presents biographical sketches of prominent figures in Ecuador's history •..


Crude Chronicles

Pub Date : 2004-05-17 | Author : Suzana Sawyer | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822385752
ISBN 13 : 0822385759

Ecuador is the third-largest foreign supplier of crude oil to the western United States. As the source of this oil, the Ecuadorian Amazon has borne the far-reaching social and envi..



National Identity Popular Culture And Everyday Life

Pub Date : 2016-12-08 | Author : Tim Edensor | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781350030282
ISBN 13 : 1350030287

The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and sp..


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