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|Author||: Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Bring the richness and complexity of Latin American culture to life for your students, with LATINOAMÉRICA. Featuring a thematic organization supported by comprehension questions, expansion questions, timelines, chapter summaries, photos, illustrations, Internet activities, video suggestions, and maps, the text takes students on a 20-chapter tour of the progression of Latin culture-from the pre-Columbia era to Hispanics in the United States today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Vinodh Venkatesh|
|Editor||: SUNY Press|
Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America. Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin American superheroes are a hybrid of regional tropes and figures such as the famed luchador, El Chapulín Colorado, and North American blockbuster characters from the DC and Marvel universes. These superheroes channel anxieties specific to their respective national contexts. In Chile, for example, Mirageman rehashes and works through the Pinochet dictatorship and its traumatic aftermath; in Honduras, Chinche Man confronts neoliberalism and gang violence. In Colombia’s El Man, in turn, rapid urbanization and drug cartels are the central concerns, whereas corruption and the political machinations of the state feature most prominently in the television and web series Capitán Centroamérica. While the Latin American superhero genre may be superficially characterized by low budgets and kitsch aesthetics, it also poses profound challenges to the social, political, and economic status quo. Covering a wide variety of media bookended by wrestling films from the early 1960s and multimedia productions from the 2010s, Capitán Latinoamérica offers a comprehensive introduction to, and assessment of, the state of the superhero in Latin America. Vinodh Venkatesh is Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech and author of New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film and The Body as Capital: Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction.
|Author||: Margarita M. Sánchez,Katica Urbanc|
Drawing on authentic cultural materials ranging from thought-provoking artwork to classic literature and short contemporary films, Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España offers a fresh and inspired approach to the teaching of advanced Spanish Composition. In each of the eight thematically-organized chapters, these primary source materials are used to illustrate--to provide a "portrait" of--a historically or culturally important figure in the Hispanic world. These first-hand introductions to such personalities offer students rich opportunities to explore cultural differences, learn grammar in context, and complete writing activities with a real relationship to both themselves and the world around them. Features: The unifying theme of portraiture--with each chapter providing the distinct perspective of a key figure in the Latin American and Spanish worlds--organizes the topics in the book, such that students can build on and compare/contrast what they have already learned. 90 full-color reproductions of authentic artworks and photographs provide students with vivid illustrations of important historical and cultural references. Award-winning short films, streaming online, allow for immediate and focused in-class discussion. Writing in process: each chapter highlights a specific writing genre, reviews a grammatical point, and introduces a writing sample--all situated within the context of the chapter topic. Text selections showcase exciting new Latin American and Spanish voices, including such authors as Junot Díaz, Laura Freixas, Dolores Prida, and many others.
|Author||: Arturo A. Fox|
|Editor||: Pearson College Division|
Tabla de contenidos - 1. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (I); 2. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (II); 3. Europa en la época del descubrimiento de América; 4. La conquista de la América Hispana; 5. El sistema colonial; 6. Sociedad, vida y cultura en el mundo colonial; 7. El siglo XIX. La independencia y sus consecuencias; 8. Latinoamérica a vista de pájaro; 9. El siglo XX. Panorama latinoamericano; 10. La escena cultural hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial; 11. La escena cultural desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial; 12. Centroamérica y México; 13. El área del Caribe; Haití, la República Dominicana, Cuba; 14. La Hispanoamérica andina; Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia; 15. Los países del cono sur; Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile; 16. El norte de Suramérica; Colombia y Venezuela; 17. Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos.
|Author||: Alejandro Croci,Cristian Bittel,Gustavo de Freitas Morais,Monique Rodrigues Teixeira,Ana Castro,Zayde Chahín Rozo,Freddy Arias Mora,Fernando García,Mary Fernández,Maria Cecilia Romoleroux,Gabriel Kuri,Francisco Gallegos,Xavier Rosales,Maricruz Cepeda Torres,Sebastián Meythaler Galarza,Marco Antonio Palacios,Rodolfo Godoy,Agustín Azcat,Eric Edgardo Velasco Caballero,Cristóbal González R.|
En este libro se presentan los diversos criterios y restricciones que se aplican en Latinoamérica para la protección de patentes para los inventos tanto de moléculas con acción farmacológica consideradas pequeñas (sintéticas), como para las moléculas grandes con base en materia viva (patentes bio). Se trata de temas específicos, técnicamente complejos, pero de gran relevancia para la promoción de la investigación y desarrollo de medicamentos eficaces y seguros para la enorme cantidad de enfermedades que no tienen cura o tratamientos adecuados. Esta publicación es una herramienta útil en la tarea de apoyar y divulgar el conocimiento de los temas que hacen a una adecuada comprensión del valor de la propiedad industrial e intelectual como agente promotor del crecimiento y de sus pilares fundamentales. Las herramientas que proporciona la propiedad intelectual son cruciales para la promoción de los avances científicos y tecnológicos.
|Author||: Genevieve Barlow|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Enjoy tales from Latin America while sharpening your new language skills! Practice and improve your reading skills in your new language while enjoying the support of your native tongue with Stories from Latin America, Third Edition. Both insightful and practical, this book features Spanish and English stories presented in a side-by-side format that saves you the inconvenience of constantly having to look up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary. Simply read as much as you can understand in your new language and refer to the facing page for help, if needed. A bilingual vocabulary list featured at the end of the book serves as a handy reference for new words. The best way to learn about a new culture is through its folktales and legends. Sixteen fascinating stories offer valuable insights into the rich culture of Latin America. And now you can hear the stories read aloud by native Spanish speakers online and via app. This new edition gives you access to a full 60 minutes of audio—ten of the stories included in the book. Hearing the stories read aloud in their original language will help increase your comprehension and pronunciation skills even more. Stories from Latin America, Third Edition brings you: • A convenient side-by-side presentation with English on one page and Spanish on the facing page • Sixteen short stories from Spanish-speaking cultures • Extensive English-Spanish and Spanish-English vocabulary lists • 60 minutes of audio recordings read by native Spanish speakers and available online or via app
|Author||: Samer Bagaeen,Ola Uduku|
Gated Communities provides a historic, socio-political and contemporary cultural perspective of gated communities. In doing so it offers a different lens through which to view the historical vernacular background of this now global phenomenon. The book presents a collection of new writing on the issue by an international and interdisciplinary group of contributors. The authors review current thinking on gated communities and consider the sustainability issues that these contemporary 'lifestyle' communities raise. The authors argue that there are links that can be drawn between the historic gated homesteads and cities, found in much of the world, and today's Western-style secure complexes. Global examples of gated communities, and their historical context, are presented throughout the book. The authors also comment on how sustainability issues have impacted on these communities. The book concludes by considering how the historic measures up with the contemporary in terms of sustainability function, and aesthetic.
|Author||: Lawrence Boudon|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2000, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 1999. The subject categories for Volume 60 are as follows: Art History (including ethnohistory) Literature (including translations from the Spanish and Portuguese) Music Philosophy: Latin American Thought
|Author||: Gregory H. Siskind,Deborah McMurray,Richard P. Klau|
|Editor||: American Bar Association|
This book shows how to effectively, and efficiently, market a law practice on the Internet.
|Author||: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Editor||: United Nations|
The Demographic Observatory 2015 contains selected indicators from the 2015 revision of estimates and projections for the populations analysed. The figures contained in this publication are a revision of those presented in the Observatory 2014 and include updates of the estimations and projections of national populations from 1950 to 2100, taking into account new information sources available for Chile and Guatemala. Future issues will incorporate new estimates and projections, also prepared using the component method, but by simple ages and calendar years.
|Author||: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Editor||: United Nations|
The Demographic Observatory 2014 contains selected indicators from the 2014 revision of estimates and projections for the populations analysed. The figures contained in this publication are a revision of those presented in the Observatory 2013 and include updates of the estimations and projections of national populations from 1950 to 2100, taking into account new information sources available. Future issues will incorporate new estimates and projections, also prepared using the component method, but by simple ages and calendar years.