Latinoamérica: Presente y pasado
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|Author||: Sam Hill,William Bradford|
|Editor||: University Press of America|
This comparative analysis of the inter-lingual differences between English and Spanish allows instructors to comprehend and analyze the linguistic behaviors of their students and thereby help them achieve bilingualism. Intended for advanced upper-division and graduate students intending to teach Spanish-to-English speakers, English-to- Spanish speakers, and translators of both languages. Plastic comb binding. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
|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||: Jorge Catala Carrasco,Paulo Drinot,James Scorer|
|Editor||: University of Pittsburgh Press|
Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Héctor G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory. In sum, this volume offers in-depth analysis of an understudied, yet key literary genre in Latin American memory studies and documents the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
|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||: 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||: Andrés Neuman|
|Editor||: Restless Books|
A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers. Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of “not seeing.” But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places—airports, hotels, taxis—are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide. Eye-opening and charmingly offbeat, How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Americas.
|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||: 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||: 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||: Maria Canteli Dominicis,John J. Reynolds|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
This perennial best-seller is written for Advanced Grammar and Composition or Advanced Composition and Conversation classes. Repase y escriba combines solid grammar coverage with contemporary readings from a variety of sources, including literature, magazines, and newspapers. Readings are preceded by a short passage introducing the author and the context and is followed by vocabulary, comprehension questions and conversation prompts. The Sección léxica teaches readers proverbs, idioms, and word families. There are also topics for creative compositions with guidelines. With updated literary and cultural readings, Repase y Escriba includes an "oral exchange," to make the text more useful when stressing conversation.
|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.
|Author||: Marta Boris Tarré,Lori Celaya|
|Editor||: Cognella Academic Publishing|
The text is written for students who plan to pursue careers in a professional, Spanish-speaking setting within the United States or abroad. The exercises engage the learner in actual, substantive, and relevant content.
|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||: Kelly Washbourne|
|Editor||: Modern Language Assn of Amer|
"The poetic movement that was Spanish American modernismo ran from the early 1880s to 1916: it expressed the desire both to join universal literature - aesthetic modernity - and to break colonial ties with Spanish belles lettres. The new translations in this bilingual anthology, many of them first translations, present eighteen modernista poets from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay. This volume in the MLA series Texts and Translations is designed to provide the student of Spanish American literature with work not easily accessible in Spanish and English and to introduce modernismo, an often misunderstood movement, to a wider audience."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Carmen Carney,Carlos Coria-Sanchez|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education|
Entre socios: Español para el mundo profesional, 1/e serves as an introduction to the business world in Latin America as well as to the interaction between U.S. and Latin American companies and professionals. Original readings, journal articles, essays, excerpts from novels, and interviews with business professionals open students to the inner workings of small businesses and large corporations alike. Students are exposed to vocabulary, common phrases, and cultural issues that will help them be successful business professionals in the years to come. This intermediate to advanced Business Spanish title is intended for use over one semester. The Business Spanish course is generally designed for Business majors who intend to work in International Business or with Spanish-speaking clients, or whose program has a language requirement. While some of these students may be Spanish majors or dual Spanish and Business majors, the vast majority are likely Business majors with a Spanish minor.
|Author||: Fabian A. Samaniego|
Mundo 21 offers a content-based approach to the intermediate-level course, broadening students' understanding of the Spanish-speaking world by covering its diverse culture, history, and authentic literature. This text is designed to encourage communication, learning in context, process writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, as well as pair and group work. Mundo 21 may also be used as the primary text in a third-year culture and civilization course. Mundo 21 features activities that motivate students to develop greater cultural competency and proficiency in all four language skills. The Third Edition features comprehensive teaching support, including a testing program, the HM ClassPrep CD-ROM, and an Instructor's Annotated Edition with teaching suggestions for each section of the lesson. To aid acquisition, new and recycled grammar points have been carefully woven into each lesson's content and writing activities. In addition, individual sections of the grammar manual now appear at the end of each corresponding geographical unit, facilitating the correlation between grammar and writing.
|Author||: Jorge H. Cubillos|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
This present technology-rich, content-oriented Spanish conversation program helps students reach the Intermediate-High level of oral proficiency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Appropriate for one semester courses taught at most colleges and universities, Charlemos: Conversaciones prácticas consolidates Intermediate-level communication skills and introduces students to the features of the Advanced level through input processing and abundant contextualized speaking practice. The program makes extensive use of multi-media and web technologies to deliver a dynamic and up-to-date learning experience that fosters language acquisition and oral skill development. Highly engaging, authentic video segments are offered as linguistic input to develop comprehension and grammatical skills. Online tutorials and an award winning multi-media platform are deployed to facilitate contextualized practice and skill-application beyond the classroom. The Versant Spanish Test is just one of the unique capstone experiences that enables learners to obtain an objective proficiency rating of their speaking skills at the end of the course.
Qualitative approaches to research on plurilingual education Enfocaments qualitatius per a la recerca en educaci pluriling e Enfoques cualitativos para la investigaci n en educaci n pluriling e
|Author||: Emilee Moore,Melinda Dooly|
This handbook is a guide for researchers in plurilingual education. It introduces notions of collaborative research, action-research, ethnography, conversation analysis and mediated discourse analysis. It also discusses ethics, how to collect and organize plurilingual and multimodal corpora, and write up research papers.Aquest manual és una guia per a la recerca en educació plurilingüe. S'hi introdueixen conceptes de recerca col·laborativa, recerca-acció, etnografia, anàlisi de la conversa i anàlisi del discurs mediat. També s'hi discuteixen qüestions d'ètica, maneres de recopilar i organitzar corpus plurilingües i multimodals, i d’escriure textos de recerca.Este manual es una guía para la investigación en educación plurilingüe. Se introducen conceptos de investigación colaborativa, investigación-acción, etnografía, análisis de la conversación y análisis del discurso mediado. También se discuten cuestiones de ética, maneras de recopilar y organizar corpus plurilingües y multimodales, y de redactar textos de investigación.
|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.