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Presentation 1

  1. 1. Cultural Analysis Chile
  2. 2. Brief Introduction Indigenous Mapuche word "Chilli” Conquistadors heard about Chilli from the Incas of Peru Pop:ulation 16,601,707 (July 2009 est.) 85% of Chile's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in greater Santiago Considered one of the strongest economies in Latin American
  3. 3. Geographical Setting Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina andPeru 756,950 square kilometers (nearly twice the size of California) One of narrowest countries in the world Geographical isolation Low coastal mountains; fertile central valley; rugged Andes in east
  4. 4. Social Institutions Extended-family ties provide a network of support in times of nuclear family crises Chile is one of the last countries in the world that has not legalized divorce Women have won access to more education and have entered the labor force in larger numbers About half the students in the nation's primary and secondary schools were female Women reach full self-realization primarily through motherhood
  5. 5. Education Adult literacy rate 95.7 percent State-run universities School life expetancy 14 years 3.2 % of GDP
  6. 6. Social Organizations Virtually all of the nation's fire fighters are volunteers Most important Business organization, the Business and Production Confederation (Coproco) The organized groups of Chilean society have long played an important role in the nation's political life
  7. 7. Religion Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelicals 15.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3% (2002 census) A belief in heaven and in the eternal horrors of hell is a fundamental ingredient of the popular religious imagery It is customary among the Chilean poor to believe that infants who die become little angels
  8. 8. Diet & Nutrition The Chilean Diet is closely related to a Mediterranean Diet. A few dishes include: Cazuela a chicken based soup Arrozcon Pollo, Ceviche and Chupes (stews of fish or beef)
  9. 9. Clothing / Housing Chilean fashion is very traditional Ponchos,coats and pants -Chamanto Government has taken control of housing in Chile The Ministry of Housing and Planning was created in 1970 Decreto con Fuerza de Ley 2 encouraged affordable housing of less than 140 square meters
  10. 10. Recreation and Leisure Andes Mountains Hundreds of Miles of coastline
  11. 11. Healthcare and Social Security Government Controlled Hospitals and Clinics are state of the art Social Security System is a suggested model for other countries

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