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Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America. Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin American superheroes are a hybrid of regional tropes and figures such as the famed luchador, El Chapulín Colorado, and North American blockbuster characters from the DC and Marvel universes. These superheroes channel anxieties specific to their respective national contexts. In Chile, for example, Mirageman rehashes and works through the Pinochet dictatorship and its traumatic aftermath; in Honduras, Chinche Man confronts neoliberalism and gang violence. In Colombia’s El Man, in turn, rapid urbanization and drug cartels are the central concerns, whereas corruption and the political machinations of the state feature most prominently in the television and web series Capitán Centroamérica. While the Latin American superhero genre may be superficially characterized by low budgets and kitsch aesthetics, it also poses profound challenges to the social, political, and economic status quo. Covering a wide variety of media bookended by wrestling films from the early 1960s and multimedia productions from the 2010s, Capitán Latinoamérica offers a comprehensive introduction to, and assessment of, the state of the superhero in Latin America. Vinodh Venkatesh is Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech and author of New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film and The Body as Capital: Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Vinodh Venkatesh
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Book : 2020-10-01
Download Book : 276 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781438480169


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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.

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Genre Book : Foreign Language Study
Author Book : Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2007-10-29
Download Book : 448 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781111801472


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Allow students to join in the festivities learning about carnivals.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Book : 2010-01-15
Download Book : 24 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781435893665


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Enjoy the tales of Latin America--in Spanish and in English! In Stories from Latin America/Historias de Latinoamerica, we've placed the Spanish and English stories side by side--lado a lado--so you can practice and improve your reading skills in your new language while enjoying the support of your native tongue. This way, you'll avoid the inconvenience of constantly having to look up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary. Read as much as you can understand, and then look to the facing page for help if necessary. As you read, you can check your comprehension by comparing the two versions of the story. You'll also find a bilingual vocabulary list at the end of the book, so you'll have a handy reference for new words. Stories from Latin America/Historias de Latinoamerica gives you the chance to Enjoy 16 fascinating short stories from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, and more Fine-tune your language skills while gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the people of Latin America Improve your reading and listening skills with free audio downloads of four chapters from the book at mhprofessional.com Genevieve Barlow is an experienced Spanish educator and author.

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Genre Book : Foreign Language Study
Author Book : Genevieve Barlow
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release Book : 2010-05-01
Download Book : 188 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780071702836


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A reader for your intermediate through early advanced Spanish students Legends from Latin America/Leyendas latinoamericanas contains 18 stories that chronicle approximately 2,000 years and includes Indian tales from before the arrival of Columbus, stories of the conquest and colonial period, and tales based on events from the 19th century, bringing Latin America’s cultural heritage to life. The text is presented in simple Spanish and English so that students gain valuable reading skills in their new language with the support of their native language. The content questions that follow each reading enhance understanding, and the exercises reinforce the grammar and vocabulary list at the end of the last legend. This reader is softcover, 6” × 9”.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher : Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Release Book : 1995-01-01
Download Book : 296 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0844207896


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Genre Book : Geology
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Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 361 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSD:31822001953157


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Genre Book : Latin America
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Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 88 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105039329144


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Genre Book : Geology
Author Book : Hubert Miller
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Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : CHI:35070152


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Enjoy tales from Latin America while sharpening your new language skills! Practice and improve your reading skills in your new language while enjoying the support of your native tongue with Stories from Latin America, Third Edition. Both insightful and practical, this book features Spanish and English stories presented in a side-by-side format that saves you the inconvenience of constantly having to look up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary. Simply read as much as you can understand in your new language and refer to the facing page for help, if needed. A bilingual vocabulary list featured at the end of the book serves as a handy reference for new words. The best way to learn about a new culture is through its folktales and legends. Sixteen fascinating stories offer valuable insights into the rich culture of Latin America. And now you can hear the stories read aloud by native Spanish speakers online and via app. This new edition gives you access to a full 60 minutes of audio—ten of the stories included in the book. Hearing the stories read aloud in their original language will help increase your comprehension and pronunciation skills even more. Stories from Latin America, Third Edition brings you: • A convenient side-by-side presentation with English on one page and Spanish on the facing page • Sixteen short stories from Spanish-speaking cultures • Extensive English-Spanish and Spanish-English vocabulary lists • 60 minutes of audio recordings read by native Spanish speakers and available online or via app

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Genre Book : Foreign Language Study
Author Book : Genevieve Barlow
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release Book : 2017-08-11
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781260011289