Latinoamerica: su civilizacion y su cultura


Author: Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413032176
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 448
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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.

Latinoamérica

su civilización y su cultura
Author: Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 465
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The definitive text on Latin America, now wired for the 21st century! Latinoamérica makes the richness and complexity of Latin American culture accessible to students through a thematic organization supported by comprehension and expansion questions, timelines, chapter summaries, photos, illustrations, and maps.

Iberoamérica

historia de su civilización y cultura
Author: Carlos A. Loprete
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 380
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Impartial, modern, and friendly, this book introduces readers to the civilization and culture of Latin America-- from the most obscure beginnings to the present--and at the same time provides them with opportunities to improve their listening, speaking and writing skills. Comprehensive and chronological in approach, it offers well-researched coverage that goes beyond historical facts to include aspects of modern interest, sociology, economy, politics, philosophy, literature, arts, and communication. It covers the traditions in all of Spanish America--"Mesoamerica" and the Caribbean, as well as South America. It uses a rich and formal vocabulary, including new words recently incorporated into Spanish. Cultural glosses or footnotes, written in Spanish, provide explanations, if necessary. Iberoamérica Aborigen: Los protagonistas y su escenario; Las principales culturas indias; Iberoaméica Colonial: El descubrimiento y la conquista; La colonización y la cultura; El Brasil colonial; Iberoamérica Independiente: La independencia, la ilustración y el caudillismo; La organización de las naciones: El romanticismo y el positivismo; Siglo XX: En busca del nuevo orden; La actualidad: Política y religión; La economía; Sociedad y educación; La literatura; Las artes, el teatro, el cine y la comunicación; Brasil imperial y Brasil republicano. For anyone interested in the Spanish language and Latin American Civilization.

Latin American Popular Culture


Author: Arthur A. Natella, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451487
Category: Social Science
Page: 207
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This book details many aspects of Latin American culture as experienced by millions of people living in Central and South America. The author argues that despite early and considerable European influences on the region, indigenous Latin American traditions still characterize much of the social and artistic heritage of the Latin American countries. Several chapters provide detailed accounts of daily life, including descriptions of contemporary dress, mealtime traditions, transportation, and traditional ways of conducting business. Other chapters focus on the cultural significance of the popular music, art, and literature prevalent in each Latin American country. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Transkulturelle Politische Theorie

Eine Einführung
Author: Sybille de la Rosa,Sophia Schubert,Holger Zapf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658050101
Category: Political Science
Page: 306
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Diese Einführung in das junge Feld der transkulturellen Politischen Theorie richtet sich an Studierende und Lehrende der Politikwissenschaft und insbesondere der Politischen Theorie. Dabei werden in prinzipiell voneinander unabhängigen, aber aufeinander verweisenden Kapiteln spezifische Fragestellungen des Feldes anhand von Ausgangsproblemen erarbeitet. Da transkulturell orientierte Politische Theorie oftmals mit naiven Annahmen konfrontiert ist, die es zu differenzieren und relativieren gilt, wird genau das zum didaktischen Prinzip erhoben: Am Anfang jedes Kapitels wird eine intuitiv scheinbar richtige Ausgangsbehauptung thematisiert, die im Verlauf des Kapitels hinterfragt wird.

Epistemischer Ungehorsam

Rhetorik der Moderne, Logik der Kolonialität und Grammatik der Dekolonialität
Author: Walter D. Mignolo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851326338
Category:
Page: 206
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Der Ruf der Horde

Eine intellektuelle Autobiographie
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518761374
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 315
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Gegen den »Ruf der Horde« (Karl Popper), gegen den weltweit grassierenden, primitiven Populismus vergegenwärtigt Mario Vargas Llosa die Traditionen des Liberalismus, die ihn geprägt, bereichert und ein ganzes Leben lang geleitet haben – als politischen Schriftsteller wie als schreibenden Politiker. Für seine politischen Überzeugungen ist der peruanische Nobelpreisträger jahrzehntelang kritisiert, beschimpft und angefeindet worden – aber was, wenn er recht hatte? Und welche Denker, welche Bücher haben ihm zu diesen Überzeugungen verholfen? Mit essayistischer Verve und analytischem Scharfsinn schreibt Mario Vargas Llosa über seine Heroen des historischen Liberalismus, über Adam Smith, José Ortega y Gasset, Friedrich Hayek, Karl Popper, Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin und Jean-François Revel. Denn sie haben ihn mit einer ganz anderen Denkungsart vertraut gemacht, mit einer Denkungsart, die das Individuum stets höher stellte als die »Horde«, die Nation, die Klasse oder die Partei und die die freie Meinungsäußerung immer schon als fundamentalen Wert für das Gedeihen von Demokratie zu verteidigen wusste.

Das grüne Haus


Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518735853
Category: Fiction
Page: 677
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In dem Werk Das grüne Haus haben sich der geographische Raum - Urwalddörfer und Städte in einem Städtedreieck des nördlichen Peru - und die dargestellte soziale Problematik im Vergleich zu Vargas Llosas erstem Roman Die Stadt und die Hunde erweitert. Der Autor erzählt, wie hochherzige Nonnen Urwaldmädchen einfangen, um sie in ihren Missionsschulen zu christianisieren. Am konkreten Schicksal Bonifacias verdeutlicht er deren »neues« Leben: Dienerin bei den Garnisonsoffizieren, schließlich Prostituierte. Eine zweite Geschichte berichtet von der Ausbeutung der Indianer bei der Kautschukgewinnung, den Repressalien der Regierung bei Auflehnung und Streik. Die permanente Unterdrückung der Eingeborenen durch die Vertreter der herrschenden Gesellschaft ist Thema des dritten Handlungsmotivs. Zwei Episoden ereignen sich in der kleinen Wüstenstadt Piura. Eine grüngestrichene Hütte, das städtische Bordell, ist Zentrum des erzählerischen Kaleidoskops, Schnittpunkt der Schicksale, Zeiten und Realitäten, ein Haus von nahezu mythischer Vergangenheit und Bedeutung.

Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanas


Author: Floyd Merrell,María Teresa DePaoli
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761868011
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 314
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Las culturas y civilizaciones latinoamericanas has been updated. This textbook not only describes the history of Latin America, but it sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. It provides an account of how Columbus's voyages gave rise to utopian dreams, the ramifications of which led to a brilliant display of hybrid cultures, changed the ethnic composition of two continents, accelerated lines of commerce, and refashioned the Western World's diet. The textbook takes the reader through the "discovery," conquest, and colonization of the New World and on to independence and the national period. In addition, each chapter offers general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. Comprehensive and compelling, this book chronicles the history of an important region in a way that will interest students and teachers alike.

Gesprochene Sprache in der Romania

Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
Author: Peter Koch,Wulf Oesterreicher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110252619
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 329
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This standard introduction to the spoken romance languages, which has long been out of print, is now being released in an up-to-date and revised new edition. The topic spoken language has developed into one of the most interesting fields of research and not only in linguistics. From linguistic theory-based preliminary observations on speech and writing to the topic of language variation, the objective of this book is to present the most significant problems of spoken language, in contrast to written language, for the three major romance languages. The main chapters of this work focus, on the one hand, on the universal characteristics of the spoken word, in particular the textual-pragmatic, syntactic and semantic phenomena. On the other hand, the special features of each of the spoken varieties of French, Italian and Spanish are taken into consideration. This is initially approached from a diachronic (historical) linguistic perspective; the focus here is on the development of individual linguistic spatial variety. This is followed by an exact synchronic description of the characteristics of the individual linguistic varieties at the phonological, morphosyntactic and lexical levels. All linguistic phenomena of today s synchrony are interpreted on the basis of original corpus material. This work regards itself as a contribution to variety linguistics focused on speech and writing."

Pangeometrie

Kasan 1856
Author: Nikolaĭ Ivanovich Lobachevskiĭ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geometry
Page: 95
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Language and Nation

Crossroads and Connections
Author: Guri Ellen Barstad,Arnstein Hjelde,Sigmund Kvam,Anastasia Parianou,John Todd
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830984979
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Studies on the relation between language, identity and nation (building) represent a long tradition in linguistic, cultural and political research. In this interdisciplinary anthology, we focus on different aspects of how language is used to shape a nation; by retaining a national identity in the context of emigration, by measures taken to change an existing nation into a new one, by introducing a discourse designed to re-establish a putatively lost nation. Finally, we discuss how nation and identity are shaped in a modern multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural society. The anthology contains articles in English, French and German from political science, history, linguistics, literature and translatology and is written by researchers based in Finland, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Identity and Modernity in Latin America


Author: Jorge Larrain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745667511
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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In this important new book Jorge Larrain examines the trajectories of modernity and identity in Latin America and their reciprocal relationships. Drawing on a large body of work across a vast historical and geographical range, he offers an innovative and wide-ranging account of the cultural transformations and processes of modernization that have occurred in Latin America since colonial times. The book begins with a theoretical discussion of the concepts of modernity and identity. In contrast to theories which present modernity and identity in Latin America as mutually excluding phenomena, the book shows their continuity and interconnection. It also traces historically the respects in which the Latin American trajectory to modernity differs from or converges with other trajectories, using this as a basis to explore specific elements of Latin America's culture and modernity today. The originality of Larrain's approach lies in the wide coverage and combination of sources drawn from the social sciences, history and literature. The volume relates social commentaries, literary works and media developments to the periods covered, to the changing social end economic structure, and to changes in the prevailing ideologies. This book will appeal to second and third-year undergraduates and Masters level students doing courses in sociology, cultural studies and Latin American history, politics and literature. .