Orginal Publication Date
Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Ten years ago Brigham Young University conceived of and began to produce "Culturgrams." "Culturgrams" appeared singly as four page cultural summaries of nearly eighty different countries. A "Culturgram" on a country is "a briefing to aid understanding of, feeling for, and communication with other people." A "Culturgram" begins with an enlarged map of the country addressed, noting major cities and with a key in kilometres and miles. To the side of the large map is a smaller map placing the addressed country in relation to surrounding countries on its continent. The " Culturgram" then presents in narrative style some combination of the topics of: customs and courtesies, the people, lifestyle, the nation, useful words and phrases, and suggested readings.
Copyright, ©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1986