Latinoamérica: presente y pasado (2nd Edition)

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For undergraduate-level Spanish language courses at the advanced intermediate level; also ideal for use in surveys of Latin American culture taught in Spanish. 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 native speaker discourse. Containing all the basic information necessary for a thorough survey course on Latin American culture and civilization, it maintains the quality of a pleasurable narrative throughout, presenting descriptive and fascinating data to support and illustrate the presence of historical and cultural trends and structures.

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Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Second Edition, introduces students to the cultures and history of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Written in an easy-flowing, narrative style, this new edition continues to offer an extensive yet tangible view of Latin American history. Furthermore, Latinoamérica examines the Hispanic experience not only in Latin America, but also in the United States, a topic of increasing relevance and interest in the States.

What's New?

  • The second edition of Latinoamérica has been updated to include the latest political and economic developments in Latin America.
  • The first three chapters have been rearranged to follow a clear chronological order.
  • The scope of the text has been expanded to include greater coverage of countries from the Andean region, Central America, the southern cone, and the Caribbean.
  • Latinoamérica en la red, a new reference section, lists and describes Web sites where additional inform anon on Latin American culture and history can be found.

Features

  • A basic chronology and chapter summary at the beginning of each chapter prepares students for the material that follows.
  • Each chapter's Notas section contains supplemental information and terminology for further study.
  • Varied activities test vocabulary and comprehension and prompt students to otter their m\ 11 analysis of and opinion on the chapter's themes.
  • An extensive bibliography allows for more in-depth exploration of chapter topics.

About the Author:

Arturo Fox was born in Cuba in 1935. Moved to the U.S. in 1962. U.S. citizen.

 

Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. of Havana, 1960; Ph.D. in Spanish with supporting program in Latin American Studies, Univ. of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1971.

 

Academic positions: Instructor of Spanish, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1963-66; Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA,1966-72; Assoc. Prof, 1972-79; Prof., 1979-98. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1972-74; Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, 1978-79; Chair, Dept. of Spanish, 1981-84, 1990-93; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, Central PA Consortium, 1968-77; Director, Colombia Semester Program, Central PA Consortium, 1977-78; Director, Dickinson in Málaga, Spain, , 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95.

 

Recongnitions: recipient of the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981; appointed William W. Edel Professor of Humanities ( honorary chair), 1992; biographical entry in Marquis “Who’s Who in America.

 

Publications: Tree college textbooks: Otras gentes, otros modos, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967; España: ida y vuelta, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981; Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Prentice Hall, 1998; 2003; Anecdotario del comandante, a novel, Ediciones Universal, 1976; El Edipo en Unamuno y el espejo de Lacan (literary criticism), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. I have also published numerous articles on Spanish and Spanish American authors which have appeared in U.S. and Spanish literary journals.

 

Travels: all countries of Western Europe, Hungary, Croatia, Servia-Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and five years of residence in Spain as director of Dickinson’s Malaga Program.

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