See Article History Fashion industry, multibillion-dollar global enterprise devoted to the business of making and selling clothes. Fashion is best defined simply as the style or styles of clothing and accessories worn at any given time by groups of people. There may appear to be differences between the expensive designer fashions shown on the runways of Paris or New York and the mass-produced sportswear and street styles sold in malls and markets around the world.
The Romans referred to this region as the province of Lusitania, and the prefix Luso meaning "Portuguese" is still used in some contexts. In the ninth century, during the reconquest — C. Despite the diversity of invading populations and distinct regional economies and ways of living, Portugal is a homogeneous nation with a single national cultural identity and no ethnolinguistic groups.
Continental Portugal at 35, square miles 91, square kilometers occupies approximately a sixth of the Iberian peninsula. Since the majority of the population was rural until the s, geography has been an important factor in cultural adaptations and worldview.
The northwest the province of Minho is lush, green, densely populated, and the major source of emigrants. The central part including the provinces of Beira Alta, Beira Baixa, and Beira Litoral varies from high and desolate mountain plateaus the Serra da Estrela to low coastal areas.
Much industry is concentrated in this area. Southern Portugal, drier and more Mediterranean in climate, includes the provinces of the Alentejo and the Algarve.
The Alentejo, an undulating plain with cork trees and wheat fields, was traditionally an important cash-crop area. The Algarve is semitropical with almond, fig, and citrus trees. It is also a region of tourism and fishing. Portuguese inhabit the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic.
As a result of colonial expansion and massive emigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there are Portuguese-speaking people in Asia, Africa, South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, and northwestern Europe.
The capital is Lisbon, located on a number of hills on the northern shore of the Tagus River estuary. The original name for Lisbon, an important Roman city, was Olisipo. Lisbon, which became the capital inis also the political, cultural, economic, educational, and social center.
Inthe population of continental and island Portugal was estimated at 9. The population increased until the s, when it declined by more thanas a result of emigration to northern Europe. In the s, the population rose by more than a quarter million as retornados returned from Africa after decolonization.
Portugal has been receiving immigrants, primarily from former overseas territories such as the Cape Verde Islands.
This immigrant population, which has settled primarily in the greater Lisbon area, is estimated to be approximatelyPortuguese is a Romance language with Latin roots, although some words are Arabic in origin.
Emerging as a language distinct from Latin and Castilian in the ninth century, Portuguese was made the official language under King Dinis — Dialects are found only in regions near the border with Spain and are disappearing. French was widely used by the aristocracy in the nineteenth century.
Many cultural symbols of national identity focus on the Age of Discovery and an imagined community that extends beyond the political frontiers of the nation.
The national flag, adopted on 19 June during the First Portuguese Republic —includes an ancient astronomical device the armillary sphere used for maritime navigation and represents Portugal's role in global exploration.
It expresses the nationalism that emerged in late nineteenth-century Anglo-Portuguese conflicts over African territory. Nostalgia for the past and for the homeland is represented in the sentiments of Sebastianismo and saudade and in the lyrics of the fado.
Sebastianismo is a messianic belief in the return of King Sebastian, who died in Morocco in or Sebastian was expected to drive out the Spaniards who ruled from to and restore the nation to glory.
Until recently, 1 December was a national holiday commemorating the overthrow of the Spaniards in Sebastianism is present in a worldview that expresses a hope that what one wants will happen and a feeling that it will never happen.
Saudade refers to a melancholic and hopeful nostalgia for a homeland that is far away. The fado, derived from the Latin word for "fate," is a popular urban song form that generally expresses sadness, longing, and regret.Trends can be the result of endorsements, fads or any sudden change in consumer preference or buying habits on a large scale.
When trends change, your marketing must respond to position products and the brand itself in a new light to remain a valid option for the consumer and not fall out of favor.
This report provides an analysis of global retail sporting goods industry, including the market trends, growth opportunities, key drivers,emerging trends, and product mapping of the leading.
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Spencer Columbia Southern University CURRENT SOCIOCULTURAL TRENDS 2 According to our text, there are eight current sociocultural trends that are transforming North America and the rest of the world.