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Offering a well-organized overview of Latin America's development from pre-Columbian times to the present, this cultural reader is written in straightforward, accessible Spanish depending heavily on cognates "without" compromising the natural flow of a native speaker's discourse. A comprehensive review of the main cultural areas of Latin America, including coverage of the Hispanic countries of the Caribbean and Central America, the Andean region (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), and the southern cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay). Context-specific coverage of U.S.-Latin American relations explores the role of the United States in Latin American affairs in the context of the different cultural regions, particularly in the case of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Arturo A. Fox
Publisher :
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 385 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105111963273


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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Edwin Williamson
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Book : 2003-07-31
Download Book : 640 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780141937441


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Hoja de ruta es un libro de texto disenado para cursos de cultura y civilizacion de Latinoamerica. Como tal, no se limita a enumerar fechas y hechos historicos sino que entrega los elementos de analisis para que el curso se transforme en un amplio foro de discusion y debate de ideas, al mismo tiempo que incita al alumno al desarrollo de proyectos individuales o colectivos. Ofrece tambien el trasfondo esencial para cursos sobre literatura y cine. En adicion es una herramienta indispensable para prepararse para el examen de Praxis II de Espanol. La actualizacion de esta sexta edicion, hasta noviembre del 2012, toma en cuenta desde los ultimos descubrimientos sobre las mujeres que acompanaron a Colon en sus viajes, lo que cambia la percepcion del rol jugado por las mismas en la historia de Latinoamerica, hasta la reeleccion de Hugo Chavez en Venezuela para un cuarto periodo y su muerte en marzo del 2013 antes de asumir el nuevo mandato, y los resultados del referendum sobre el estatus territorial de Puerto Rico realizado en el 2012. El Nuevo mapa politico: dos decadas que transformaron Latinoamerica ofrece un completo analisis de la evolucion del panorama geopolitico de la region en las ultimas dos primeras decadas del siglo XXI. No basta con saber que el presidente Chavez fue reelegido y sucedido en las elecciones que siguieron a su muerte por su vicepresidente Nicolas Maduro, mas importante aun es entender las implicaciones que la implementacion del Socialismo Bolivariano del Siglo XXI tiene para Venezuela, para el continente y para el resto del mundo. No basta con saber sobre el movimiento estudiantil chileno de los ultimos anos, mas importante aun es que se conozcan las razones por las cuales se convirtio en una fuerza que dio vuelta al tablero politico chileno. No basta con saber que los hispanos conforman la primera minoria en los Estados Unidos, mas importante aun es conocer su impacto como fuerza politica, demostrado en las eleciones presidenciales del 2012, lo que puede cambiar la situacion para esta poblacion en constante crecimiento. Hoja de ruta es la guia que llevara a los estudiantes a comprender el presente politico y economico latinoamericano al mismo tiempo que les ayudara a aprender un piropo, a utilizar un refran, a preparar un plato tipico, a admirar las diferentes manifestaciones de la cultura, la musica, el cine, las artes, la ciencia y la tecnologia. Pero lo mas importante, ademas de entregarles el conocimiento, les provee los elementos para analizar de manera critica los diferentes aspectos de un continente en constante evolucion.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Priscilla Gac-Artigas
Publisher : Academic Press ENE
Release Book : 2012-11-01
Download Book : 556 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1930879601


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This book examines the struggles that unfolded in Latin America over the memory of the pasts of political violence experienced by the countries of the continent in the second half of the twentieth century: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Eugenia Allier-Montaño
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2016-01-12
Download Book : 260 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781137527349


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In Redeemers, acclaimed historian Enrique Krauze presents the major ideas that have formed the modern Latin American political mind during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries—and looks closely at how these ideas were expressed in the lives of influential revolutionaries, thinkers, poets, and novelists. Here are the Cuban José Martí; the Argentines Che Guevara and Evita Perón; political thinkers like Mexico’s José Vasconcelos; and the writers José Enrique Rodó, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, and Gabriel García Márquez. Redeemers also highlights Mexico’s Samuel Ruiz and Subcomandante Marcos, as well as Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez, and their influence on contemporary Latin America. In his brilliant, deeply researched history, Enrique Krauze uses the range of these extraordinary lives to illuminate the struggle that has defined Latin American history: an ever-precarious balance between the ideal of democracy and the temptation of political messianism.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Enrique Krauze
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2013-07-02
Download Book : 560 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780062309297


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Discusses the history and traditions of Texas A & M University.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Frank W. Cox
Publisher :
Release Book : 1992-11
Download Book : 100 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0962606960


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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Roberto Segre
Publisher : New York : Holmes & Meier
Release Book : 1981
Download Book : 216 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCAL:B4328722


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Not so long ago, it seemed the intellectual positions on globalization were clear, with advocates and opponents making their respective cases in decidedly contrasting terms. Recently, however, the fronts have shifted dramatically. The aim of this publication is to contribute philosophical depth to the debates on globalization conducted within various academic fields – principally by working out its normative dimensions. The interdisciplinary nature of this book’s contributors also serves to scientifically ground the ethical-philosophical discourse on global responsibility. Though by no means exhaustive, the expansive scope of the works herein encompasses such other topics as the altering consciousness of space and time, and the phenomenon of globalization as a discourse, as an ideology and as a symbolic form.

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Genre Book : Philosophy
Author Book : Concha Roldán
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Book : 2018-06-11
Download Book : 480 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783110492415


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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics illuminate the translation process. Challenging long-held assumptions, she establishes a fascinating framework on which to base the structure of a professional prose-translation class. Her original contributions to the question of directionatliy and to the specific strategies of tranlsating are applicable to not only the teaching of translation from Spanish to English, but to other teaching situations and to other pairs of languages as well. She also reviews the latest attempts in translation theory to define and contextualize ideal translator competence, student translator competence, and general translation strategies. Beeby Lonsdale completes her book by applying her conclusions to selecting and organizing the content of teaching translation from Spanish to English. She illustrates one or more of the basic translation principles through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Allison Beeby Lonsdale
Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780776603995


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Presents the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, emphasizing the theory's foundations and interpretations of its basic concepts.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Martin J. Osborne
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Book : 1994-07-12
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0262650401