Latinoamérica: Presente y pasado
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|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||: 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||: Carmelo Virgillo,Edward Friedman,Teresa Valdivieso|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Europe|
|Author||: Jack C. Richards|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Interchange Third edition is a four-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level.
|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||: 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||: 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||: 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||: 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||: Jorge I Dominguez,Ana Covarrubias|
The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America’s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America’s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.
|Author||: Anabel Hernandez|
|Editor||: Verso Books|
The product of five years’ investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names – not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico’s government and business elite. Hernández became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón. In awarding Hernández the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers noted, “Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with violence and impunity remaining major challenges in terms of press freedom. In making this award, we recognize the strong stance Ms. Hernández has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels.”
|Author||: Ángel J. Cappelletti|
|Editor||: AK Press|
The available material in English discussing Latin American anarchism tends to be fragmentary, country-specific, or focused on single individuals. This new translation of Ángel Cappelletti's wide-ranging, country-by-country historical overview of anarchism's social and political achievements in fourteen Latin American nations is the first book-length regional history ever published in English. With a foreword by the translator. Ángel J. Cappelletti (1927–1995) was an Argentinian philosopher who taught at Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela. He is the author of over forty works primarily investigating philosophy and anarchism. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University.
|Author||: Jorge Franco|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
From one of Colombia's leading novelists, a tragicomic story of unrequited love and a view of New York through the wide eyes of an illegal immigrant Paradise Travel recounts the adventures of Marlon Cruz, a naïve young man from Medellín, Colombia, who agrees to accompany the beautiful, ambitious woman he loves to New York. On their first night in Queens, Marlon and Reina lose each other, thus initiating Marlon's descent into the underbelly of our country. A leader of the gritty-realist movement known as McOndo, Jorge Franco evokes the follies and pains of unrequited love at the same time that he explores deeper inequalities between North and South America. Moving between lower-middle-class Colombia and immigrant New York (specifically, the Jackson Heights neighborhood seen recently in the movie Maria Full of Grace), Paradise Travel is an exciting work from a rising star, celebrated by Gabriel García Márquez as "one of those to whom I should like to pass the torch" of Colombian fiction. Praise for Rosario Tijeras: "Latin America's McOndo literary movement drags the butterflies of magical realism into Burger King. With Jorge Franco's narco-saga Rosario Tijeras, it may have found its first masterpiece." —Rachel Aviv, Salon
|Author||: Huascar Medina|
"With Un Mango Grows in Kansas poet Huascar Medina redirects our generational sense of place to illuminate the possibilities and the promises that place holds. He reimagines Kansas, the Midwest, the Americas, and the stars by expanding our perspective and examining our routines and our over mapped corners. Medina guides us through this new American journey reaffirming that our struggles with love, infatuation, obsession, loss, death, family, self, and other are, like the mango seed itself, necessary and beautiful and without them, it would never be as sweet." -Miguel M. Morales, poet, co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando. "Un Mango Grows in Kansas -exactly where it should, amongst the flowers and the hidden bones de un futuro no muy lejano. Huascar Medina's anthology transports you to a forgotten isla where he refuses to let you forget what it is to live so far and yet so close to home. In this, not so alternate universe, grillos, remordimientos y humedad thrive and we -the readers- are left with bellies full of seeds of a less bitter tomorrow." -Alex Martinez, author, organizer "Huascar's book is full of ordinary magic, of seeing the sublime in the everyday, and that makes this book a true joy to read. Speaking of mangos, Huascar writes, 'Fruit flies are angels born in their own kind of heaven.' This is that kind of book, something sweet to savor--full of revelations and culture, observations and human unity." --Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), On Drums "Huascar Medina's Un Mango Grows in Kansas contains a lyric catalog of losses but also the joy that comes from carrying our islands and ancestors with us. These poems of grief and celebration feature all the elsewheres of Kansas, as well as Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul and the mango orchards of Puerto Rico. In this bilingual collection, Medina says "Only Neruda can save us," and like Neruda, Medina seamlessly blends the high and the low, the heaven of fruit flies, the blush of resurrected bones, the messy and necessary resurrections of love." -Traci Brimhall
|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. .