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By Rafael Falcon

The day-by-day workouts, conduct, ideals, and values of the Hispanic tradition that create distinctive human interactions during this society are published during this booklet. The ebook comprises 26 chapters on the subject of varied subject matters that jointly supply an figuring out of cultural responses. An anecdote is put initially of every bankruptcy to help the reader in knowing the extra pedagogical info that follows. mirrored during this ebook is the truth that the Hispanic international covers an unlimited geographical sector, and as such, is a mosaic of ethnic, spiritual, and old backgrounds. Examples of diversity?€”the salsa, the flavor of this culture?€”that makes this tradition so detailed are illustrated through the textual content. This publication has been written with a variety of readers in brain and should be of use to scholars at the secondary in addition to undergraduate degrees, lecturers, social employees, and tourists.

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This page intentionally left blank 7 Gender Issues and Relationships I heard it from my friend that Carmen Ana, an attractive seventeen-year-old classmate of mine, had told him that she liked me. I liked her too. So after some time of friendship and conversation, we decided we wanted to be novios. Since I was the male it was up to me to initiate that status, so I asked her, "iQuieres ser mi novia? " Although both of us knew each was interested in the other and Carmen Ana wanted to be my novia, she also knew how to "play the game" and took her time in answering me.

Chao. ) —Adios. ) —Hasta pronto. ) —Nos vemos. ) —Cuidate. ) —Que Dios te acompahe. ) COURTEOUS EXPRESSIONS Of important value in the Hispanic culture is the ability to express oneself in a polite manner when dealing with others. Practicing courtesy and respect, even when inconvenienced, touches the essence of this culture. Polite expressions go beyond words or phrases, since underlying the spoken is an acknowledgment that the personal space of another has been approached, and so respect and appreciation are merited.

So went the nightly ritual for me as a boy growing up on a Caribbean island. But the tradition of "bendicion" followed by "Dios te bendiga" also enriched our daily relationships as we left and returned from our typical activities: a day at school, a trip, even beginning and ending a telephone conversation with a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle. At times the benefit of the tradition transcended the emotional and spiritual. There was the day downtown when my father introduced me to my padrino, a good friend of his whom he called his compadre.

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