Latinoamérica: Presente y pasado
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|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||: Skye Stephenson|
|Editor||: Nicholas Brealey Publishing|
Stephenson worked in Chile for nine years for the Council on International Educational Exchange, and is now director of Latin American and Caribbean studies for the School of International Training in Vermont. She offers scholars, teachers, students, travelers, and business people insights into the Spanish political and religious history, and the cultural diversity, of the nine Spanish-speaking countries of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela). Individual chapters on each of the nine countries cover geographical and historical influences, analysis of the mix of peoples, specific cultural features, communication styles, and life and work in each country. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
|Author||: Rubén Ardila|
This contributed volume is a real “who is who” in Latin American psychology. Edited by the most prominent psychology researcher alive in the region, the book presents a comprehensive panorama of psychology in Latin America as a science, as a profession and as a way of improving the quality of life of individuals and communities. Despite its achievements, Latin American psychology is little known by the international psychological community. In order to fill this gap, Dr. Rubén Ardila has invited the most important researchers and practitioners in the region to present an overview of psychology as both a profession and a research field in Latin America in the following areas: · Scientific research · Professional issues · Clinical and health psychology · Developmental psychology · Educational and school psychology · Organizational and work psychology · Social psychology · Community psychology · Legal and forensic psychology Psychology in Latin America – Current Status, Challenges and Perspectives seeks to place Latin American psychology on the map of international psychology, and by doing so it aims to foster cooperation between researchers, practitioners and students from the region with its peers from all over the world.
|Author||: Mary McVey Gill,Deana Smalley,Maria-Paz Haro|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing|
Cinema for Spanish Conversation, Fourth Edition, engages students in Spanish-language study through the use of feature films from across the Spanish-speaking world. Sixteen films, four new to this edition, motivates students in conversation, writing, and listening skills in addition to providing them with a broad and real-world experience with the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. New to the Fourth Edition: Four new critically-acclaimed films, including the groundbreaking documentary Presunto culpable (2008) about the Mexican criminal justice system and the Oscar-nominated No (2012) about the 1988 Chilean national referendum on Pinochet’s presidency Updated information about each film, its actors, and directors Color screen shots of the characters in the film to help students remember who’s who and to help them discuss the actions and qualities of the characters A new section of questions (Opiniones) at the end of each chapter that ask students for their opinions on themes related to the film, sometimes on controversial ones, in order to facilitate active conversation A filmography appendix, which provides a list of additional films for each chapter that have similar themes or are from the same region
|Author||: Dianna C. Niebylski,Patrick O'Connor|
|Editor||: Vanderbilt University Press (TN)|
The faces of Che, Frida, Evita, Carmen Miranda, and other icons represent Latin America both to a global public that sees these faces constantly reproduced, and to Latin Americans themselves. They enter the circulation machines of Hollywood, or work as nostalgic definitions of a nation, or define a post-national condition. They become stereotypes as they go global, and the often melodramatic stories that cling to them give them a different sort of power than the one they had in their original contexts. Latin American Icons, from critics both in the United States and in Latin America, ask these faces questions; they describe the technologies and propaganda machines, whether the newspapers of Revolutionary Mexico (or Paris and New York) or the movie studios of Argentina and Mexico, which gave them power in their local context; and they return their original histories to those faces that have become abstract symbols of The Rebel or The Spitfire or The Tortured Artist. In equal parts idolatry and iconoclasm, Latin American Icons recognizes and interrogates those Latin Americans who have become larger than life. In trying to understand the meaning of iconic figures in modern Latin America, this volume ranges across every realm of political and cultural life--populist politicos, jet-setting ambassador-playboys, soccer players and superstars--to examine the complex forces at work in the making and re-making of celebrities within and across national borders.
|Author||: Montse Mir,Angela Bailey De Las Heras|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
¿Qué me dices? is all about conversation. Intended for the fourth or fifth semester course at colleges and universities around the world, its plethora of engaging pair and small group activities motivate learners to put Spanish to use to create meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable exchanges and realistic conversations. Students are presented and guided through chapter themes and are given opportunities to research topics of their choice, which are then discussed and shared through task-oriented activities in the classroom. The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for speaking provide the basis for the selection of content and sequencing in ¿Qué me dices? Chapters in the text move from functions, text types and contexts targeted at the intermediate-mid level of proficiency up to the superior level. Many classroom activities are designed around the type of conversation stimuli one would encounter during an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Chapters are not interrelated so depending on the level of students, one can start at any given chapter.
|Author||: Julio-César Mateus,Pablo Andrada,Maria Teresa Quiroz|
This book offers a systematic study of media education in Latin America. As spending on technological infrastructure in the region increases exponentially for educational purposes, and with national curriculums beginning to implement media related skills, this book makes a timely contribution to new debates surrounding the significance of media literacy as a citizen’s right. Taking both a topical and country-based approach, authors from across Latin America present a comprehensive perspective of the region and address issues such as the political and social contexts in which media education is based, the current state of educational policies with respect to media, organizations and experiences that promote media education.
|Author||: Francisco Ugarte,Michael Ugarte,Kathleen McNerney|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages|
This text provides an introduction to the history and civilization of Spain. All important cultural and historical information from previous editions has been retained in this new edition, and new information about modern-day political organization and culture has been added. With added emphasis on the regional divisions of Spain and improved treatment of women, this text is an excellent vehicle for introducing intermediate or advanced students to Spanish civilization and culture.
|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||: Francesca Italiano,Irene Marchegiani|
|Editor||: Pearson Higher Ed|
The first edition of Percorsi quickly became one of the best-selling elementary Italian texts. The new second edition features a new design, more focus on skills-development, updated cultural information and a full version of MyItalianLab. Percorsi is an introductory program that promotes the acquisition of Italian language and culture through the integration of the “5 Cs” principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Percorsi is designed to provide beginning learners with a variety of tools to develop their communicative competence in the four major language skills–listening, speaking, reading, and writing–as they acquire familiarity with Italian culture. All of the features in Percorsi have been carefully thought out to support the two key aspects of the language acquisition process: language comprehension and language production. From the start, carefully structured communicative activities based on authentic materials and texts encourage students to use Italian in everyday situations. Generous use of authentic content also offers students a chance to develop reading skills while gaining cultural awareness and understanding of Italian communities and traditions throughout the world. In addition, each chapter explicitly promotes cultural exploration through illustrated presentations that are followed by activities facilitating comprehension and highlighting cultural comparisons. Students are encouraged to analyze and compare extremely varied aspects of Italian culture while making connections to their own experiences. MyItalianLab will be available for Fall 2011 courses.
|Author||: Lucía Dammert|
The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important stumbling block in the region’s process of democratization. After long spells of dictatorships and civil wars, violence in the region was supposed to be under control yet crime rates have continued to skyrocket and citizens remain fearful. This analytical puzzle has troubled researchers and to date there is no publication which explores this problem. Based on a wealth of cutting edge qualitative and quantitative research, Lucía Dammert proposes a unique theoretical perspective which includes a sociological, criminological and political analysis to understand fear of crime. She describes its linkages to issues such as urban segregation, social attitudes, institutional trust, public policies and authoritarian discourses in Chile’s recent past. Looking beyond Chile, Dammert also includes a regional comparative perspective allowing readers to understand the complex elements underpinning this situation. Fear and Crime in Latin America challenges many assumptions and opens an opportunity to discuss an issue that affects everyone with key societal and personal costs. As crime rates increase and states become even more fragile, fear of crime as a social problem will continue to have an important impact in Latin America.
|Author||: Denis Lynn Daly Heyck,María Victoria González Pagani|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education|
A standard text in Latin American culture courses, this unique collection of diverse readings and exclusive interviews focuses on the dynamic tension between tradition and change in contemporary Latin American culture from the Caribbean to Central and South America, including Brazil. The thematic approach of Tradición y cambio highlights key issues in Latin American culture; the selections explore how those issues (such as urbanization or the changing role of the family) alter, enrich, or confound the traditional cultural values and institutions.
|Author||: Teresa Méndez-Faith|
Panoramas literarios: Amrica hispana, 2/e, contains engaging readings by key representative authors from Latin America. Readings reflect a broad chronological range (pre-Columbian times to the present), with a strong emphasis placed on modern and contemporary literature, and include writings by Hispanics in the United States. The selections represent all literary genres and important trends of each historical period. Significant works by women authors are featured, which encourages students to explore issues of gender, race, and social class. Panoramas literarios: Amrica hispana is designed to help students appreciate, analyze, and evaluate literature by recognizing the importance of literary analysis as well as historical-cultural context. Students develop their reading and analytical skills through a variety of pre-reading strategies and activities and engaging discussion questions that accompany each selection. New! More Latin American selections feature essays by Jos Carlos Maritegui, Octavio Paz, Gustavo Prez-Firmat, and Elena Poniatowska that expose students to the more subjective and personal perspective of each essayist as well as the common shared historical, political, economic, and social problems and issues of Latin America. New! Historical, cultural and literary events timeline summarizes, in chart form, the most important information contained in the Sinopsis histrico-literaria, helping students prepare for quizzes and exams. New! Subheadings for Sinopsis sections enable students to organize the content in significant informational units, while aiding them in developing their long-term learning and retention skills. Discussion and analysis themes provide numerous and varied topics for class discussions, oral presentations, written essays, or literary analysis and interpretation. Intertextual themes relating to more than one work of literature in the text foster critical-thinking skills through analysis of themes, voice, characterization, and other literary techniques or devices. Historic-literary sinopsis section provides students with the necessary background information for their study of literature by including a general overview of important literary currents and the historical context for the period covered in that section. Pre-reading strategies and activities offer information on the featured work, highlight major themes, discuss the author's writing techniques and style, and focus students' attention on important concepts or motifs.
|Author||: Junot Díaz|
Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.
|Author||: Carmen Pereira-Muro|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Taking a student-centered approach to learning, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2nd Edition truly engages students with its wealth of authentic texts and visual materials while encouraging them to think critically about the cultures of Spain. Developed for Spanish students at the fifth-semester level or higher, this insightful reader makes an excellent main text in a civilization, culture, or reading course. A departure from traditional texts, which present Spanish civilization as a neutral recounting of historical facts, events, and data, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2nd Edition emphasizes that history, culture, and civilization are concepts under constant construction. An intriguing conceptual focus brings to life the history and everyday experiences that shape national identity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
This brief supplement (with laminated pages to ensure durability) provides students with a handy reference source on the key points of Spanish grammar. .