History

Century of the Wind

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: W. W. Norton

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Category: History

Page: 315

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The third of a three-part study of Latin American history, focusing on events and people of the twentieth century.
America

Memory of Fire: Century of the wind

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher:

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Category: America

Page:

View: 985

A re-creation of the conquest of the Americas and Latin America, divided into three parts. In the first are the myths of pre-Columbian America; in the second the history of America unfolds from the 15th to 19th century, and in the third 1900 to 1986. This trilogy differs from most in that it presents the making of the New World from the viewpoint of Latin America.
America

Memory of Fire

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: America

Page: 301

View: 373

A re-creation of the conquest of the Americas and Latin America, divided into three parts. In the first are the myths of pre-Columbian America; in the second the history of America unfolds from the 15th to 19th century, and in the third 1900 to 1986. This trilogy differs from most in that it presents the making of the New World from the viewpoint of Latin America.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish

Author: Phiona Stanley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 761

The premise that intercultural contact produces intercultural competence underpins much rationalization of backpacker tourism and in-country language education. However, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing constructions of cultural 'otherness' may hinder intercultural competence development. This is nowhere truer than in contexts in which wide disparities of power, wealth, and privilege exist, and where such positionings may go unproblematized. This study contributes to theoretical understandings of how intercultural competence develops through intercultural contact situations through a detailed, multiple case study of three conceptually comparable contexts in which Western backpackers study Spanish in Latin America. This experience, often 'bundled' with home-stay, volunteer work, social, and tourist experiences, offers a rich set of empirical data within which to understand the nature of intercultural competence and the processes through which it may be developed. Models of a single, context-free, transferable intercultural competence are rejected. Instead, suggestions are made as to how educators might help prepare intercultural sojourners by scaffolding their intercultural reflections and problematizing their own intersectional identities and their assumptions. The study is a critical ethnography with elements of autoethnographic reflection. The book therefore also contributes to development of this qualitative research methodology and provides an empirical example of its application.
Music

The Other Side of Nowhere

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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Category: Music

Page: 439

View: 182

Scholars, composers and performers write about the art of jazz improvisation.
Biography & Autobiography

Spanish American Authors

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 915

View: 276

Arranged alphabetically, this volume offers biographical and critical information on Spanish American authors, and includes bibliographies of their works