Accession Number:

ADA080107

Title:

Area Handbook Series: Zambia: A Country Study.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC FOREIGN AREA STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

This volume is one of a continuing series of books written by Foreign Area Studies, The American University, under the Area Handbook Program. Its title, format, and substance reflect modifications introduced into the series in 1978. The last page of this book provides a listing of other country studies published. Each book in the series deals with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its economic, military, political, and social systems and institutions and examining the interrelationships of those systems and institutions and the ways that they are shaped by cultural factors. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. The authors seek to provide a basic insight and understanding of the society under observation, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal of it. The study focuses on historical antecedents and on the cultural, political, and socioeconomic characteristics that contribute to cohesion and cleavage within the society. Particular attention is given to the origins and traditions of the people who make up the society, their dominant beliefs and values, their community of interest and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward the social system and political order within which they live.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE