España y su civilización


Author: Michael Ugarte,Francisco Ugarte,Kathleen McNerney

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073385204

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 3388

This accessible introduction to the history and civilization of Spain is an excellent vehicle for introducing intermediate or advanced students to Spanish civilization and culture. The sixth edition retains the solid cultural and historical coverage from previous editions, while adding new information about contemporary Spain and new and revised writing and research topics.

Éxito comercial


Author: Michael Scott Doyle,T. Bruce Fryer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337554979

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

View: 2290

Looking for the perfect guide to help you succeed in the Spanish-speaking business world? ÉXITO COMERCIAL: PRÁCTICAS ADMINISTRATIVAS Y CONTEXTOS CULTURALES, SÉPTIMA EDICIÓN, will provide you with a solid foundation in business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, and situational practice. By using the text, audios, videos, assessments, and web-delivered media, you will soon have the skills you need for success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Voces de Espana


Author: Francisca Paredes-Mendez,Mark Harpring,Jose Ballesteros

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285530241

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 720

View: 6980

VOCES DE ESPAÑA, Second Edition is a literary anthology that introduces readers to the major writers and literary movements in Spain. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Spanish literature, this fascinating book helps readers see the role that literature has played in shaping the nation. The completely revised second edition contains new essays and readings by contemporary authors as well as updated exercises, biographies, chronologies, and bibliographies that are intended to reflect the creation and evolution of ideas and attitudes toward Spanish identity. A specialized website includes lives links to additional resources as well as information pertaining to artwork, architecture, music, and film so that readers can see the relationship between literature and other cultural manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Identity and Modernity in Latin America


Author: Jorge Larrain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745667511

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 7879

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. .



Author: Paco Roca

Publisher: NBM

ISBN: 1681120585

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

View: 5152

Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller Wrinkles.

Lingüstica aplicada

Adquisicin del espaol como segunda lengua


Author: Dale A. Koike,Carol A. Klee

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118407998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

View: 3246

Course in General Linguistics


Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 4411

Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published 100 years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance.

Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual

teoría y práctica


Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Nina Moreno,Taboada Inma,Manel Lacorte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136219676

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 546

View: 6335

Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguistics for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish. No prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed as the book takes you step-by-step through all the main subfields of linguistics, both theoretical and applied. Phonology. morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, history of the Spanish language, dialectology and sociolinguistics are concisely and accurately outlined providing a comprehensive foundation in the field. A comprehensive companion website provides a wealth of additional resources including further exercises to reinforce the material covered in the book, extra examples to clarify the most difficult concepts, extensive audio clips which reproduce the sounds of phonemes and allophones and sonograms. Written in a clear and accessible manner with extensive auxiliary materials, Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual has been specially designed for students of Spanish with little or no linguistic background who need to understand the key concepts and constructs of Spanish linguistics.

The Cosmic Race / La Raza Cosmica


Author: José Vasconcelos,Didier T. Jaén

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

View: 9118

"The days of the pure whites, the victors of today, are as numbered as were the days of their predecessors. Having fulfilled their destiny of mechanizing the world, they themselves have set, without knowing it, the basis for the new period: The period of the fusion and the mixing of all peoples." -- from The Cosmic Race In this influential 1925 essay, presented here in Spanish and English, José Vasconcelos predicted the coming of a new age, the Aesthetic Era, in which joy, love, fantasy, and creativity would prevail over the rationalism he saw as dominating the present age. In this new age, marriages would no longer be dictated by necessity or convenience, but by love and beauty; ethnic obstacles, already in the process of being broken down, especially in Latin America, would disappear altogether, giving birth to a fully mixed race, a "cosmic race," in which all the better qualities of each race would persist by the natural selection of love. "This bilingual edition of The Cosmic Race by José Vasconcelos gives the reader a clear and concise introduction to contents that have caused much critical controversy. Didier T. Jaén places this essay in perspective, discussing theories relevant to Vasconcelos's thought... [and] also provides an historical context for Vasconcelos's evolving ideas." -- Hispania

Communication, Culture and Hegemony

From the Media to Mediations


Author: Martín Barbero Martín B.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 2091

"Important contribution to Latin American cultural studies focuses on popular culture within a general theory of hegemony. Also relates how mass media define national identities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison


Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307819299

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3305

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.


A Novel


Author: Laura Esquivel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290356

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3243

Historical novel that retells the story of Hernâan Cortâes and Doäna Marina, his interpreter and mistress during the conquest of Mexico.

Democracy and Education

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education


Author: John Dewey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 5626

Human Scale Development

Conception, Application and Further Reflections


Author: Manfred A. Max-Neef,Antonio Elizalde,Martín Hopenhayn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945257356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 5731

Presents a people-centred approach to development.

The Spanish Lake


Author: Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942165

Category: Electronic books

Page: 372

View: 9785

This work is a history of the Pacific, the ocean that became a theatre of power and conflict shaped by the politics of Europe and the economic background of Spanish America. There could only be a concept of &�the Pacific once the limits and lineaments of the ocean were set and this was undeniably the work of Europeans. Fifty years after the Conquista, Nueva Espaą and Peru were the bases from which the ocean was turned into virtually a Spanish lake.

The Revolt of the Masses


Author: José Ortega y Gasset

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5412

Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this seminal study by the Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. Continuously in print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture as sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos brought its author international fame and has remained one of the influential books of the 20th century.

Sor Juana, Or, The Traps of Faith


Author: Octavio Paz,Margaret Sayers Peden

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674821064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 547

View: 1227

A life of the seventeenth-century poet, intellectual, and feminist who became a nun and eventually gave up secular learning, places her in her times and in Spanish intellectual tradition, and examines the contradictions in her personality.