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Civilizacion y cultura, 10th Edition

  • Lynn A. Sandstedt Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ralph Kite Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • John G. Copeland late of the University of Colorado
  • ISBN-10: 1439084491  |  ISBN-13: 9781439084496
  • 256 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 1997
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA presents a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture. The approach in this reader is thematic rather than purely historical, and the topics offer insights into Hispanic culture as well as interest to students. The exercises are designed to reinforce the development of reading, writing, and speaking skills, to build vocabulary, and to stimulate class discussion.

Features and Benefits

  • CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA has twelve units that combine a thematic and historical approach to introduce students to traditional cultural topics and issues in daily life in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Essays on cultural topics, timely magazine articles and video segments, present a fresh perspective and different views on the book's theme of the origins of Spanish-speaking culture.
  • "La tele" sections expose students to authentic news footage and contain stepped activities to aid in their listening and viewing comprehension, as well as cultural/historical exploration.
  • Cine sections provide students with suggestions of films to help shed new light on the material they are studying. The films include dramas, comedies, and documentaries.
  • "Vocabulario útil" sections help students become better readers and build their vocabulary. Students have reading support through pre- and post-reading exercises.
  • "¡A explorar!" encourages students to give personal opinions about the readings, and invites them to conduct further research.

Table of Contents

1. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: EUROPA.
Lecturas culturales: I. La cultura romana. II. La cultura visigoda. III. La cultura árabe IV. Otras influencias en la cultura española. La tele: La Guerra Civil española.
2. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: AMÉRICA.
Lecturas culturales: I. Los aztecas. II. Los incas. III. Los mayas. IV. Las minorías étnicas en la actualidad hispanoamericana. La tele: La fiesta del sol de los incas: Inti Raymi.
3. LA RELIGIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Religión y sociedad. II. La religión y la vida personal. III. La religión en Hispanoamérica. IV. La religión en la actualidad La tele: La religión contemporánea.
4. ASPECTOS DE LA FAMILIA EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Los lazos familiars. II. La familia y la política. III. La familia y la sociedad. IV. El significado de la familia. V. Tensiones en la familia contemporánea. La tele: Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.
5. EL HOMBRE Y LA MUJER EN LA SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA.
Lecturas culturales:
I. Los nombres hispánicos.
II. La sociedad patriarchal. III. Las mujeres en la literatura hispánica. IV. Las mujeres en la política La tele: La primera presidenta chilena: Michelle Bachelet.
6. COSTUMBRES Y CREENCIAS.
Lecturas culturales: I. El horario y la vida social. II. Las actitudes hispánicas hacia la muerte. III. Las actitudes indígenas hacia la muerte. IV. Presencia de la muerte. La tele: El arte callejera en East Harlem.
7. ASPECTOS ECONÓMICOS DE HISPANOAMÉRICA.
Lecturas culturales: I. Los antecedentes históricos. II. Soluciones modernas. III. La situación actual. IV. Aspectos de la pobreza. La prensa: La pobreza, el mayor problema mundial; De los 12,3 millones de esclavos que hay en el mundo 1,3 millones son latinoamericanos; Llega la computadora barata; Ya hay 56.000 psicólogos en la Argentina. La tele: La vida de la población indígena de la Ciudad de México.
8. LOS MOVIMIENTOS REVOLUCIONARIOS DEL SIGLO XX.
Lecturas culturales: I. Revolución y "golpe de estado". II. La Revolución Mexicana de 1910. III. Bolivia en 1952, Cuba en 1959 y Nicaragua en 1979. IV. Los guerrilleros. La prensa: ETA envía cartas exigiendo el ''''impuesto'''' con fotos de los familiares de los extorsionados. Ofensiva de las FARC contra las elecciones en Colombia El 70% de los móviles vendidos lleva incorporada la cámara de fotos. Chávez acapara todo el poder. La tele: La rebelión campesina en Chiapas.
9. LA EDUCACIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Historia de la enseñanza hispánica. II. "Educación" y "enseñanza". III. La organización de la enseñanza hispánica. IV. Las universidades en el mundo hispánico. V. La vida estudiantil. La prensa: La Universidad todavía es machista. Niño vende muebles de su casa por adicción a videojuegos. Tiene 16 años y es asistido por su adicción a Internet. Educación edita recursos digitales para aprender folclor y flamenco en las aulas. Poniatowska: Llevar la cultura a la escuela. La tele: El arte sincrético en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas.
10. LA CIUDAD EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Las ciudades del mundo hispánico. II. El aspecto físico de la ciudad hispánica. III. La vida urbana . IV. El significado de la ciudad en el mundo hispánico La prensa: Vigilados por miles de ojos. España ingresó ayer en una nueva era libre de humo. Para 2007 prevén 75% menos de basura. Cada día se venden en eBay España 15 coches y 400 obras de arte. La tele: El primer alcalde latino en Los Ángeles: Antonio Villaraigosa.
11. LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y LO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Los Estados Unidos, España y la independencia Americana. II. Los Estados Unidos y las nuevas naciones americanas. II. El Panamericanismo y "el Coloso del Norte". IV. Las relaciones en la época de la posguerra. La prensa: "El ocaso de la doctrina Monroe". China, lista para competir con España en Latinoamérica. América latina, desunida en Internet. La tele: El Canal ahora es de Panamá.
12. LA PRESENCIA HISPÁNICA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS.
Lecturas culturales: I. El Orgullo Del Apellido Hispano: II. Importantes Comunidades Hispanas. III: ¿Qué Español Es Mejor? IV: La Inmigración Del Nuevo Siglo La Prensa: El dinero de los emigrantes sostiene las economías de América Latina. La radio hispana se diversifica para adaptarse a los cambios. Gael García Bernal critica a Hollywood. La tele: El Día de Independencia mexicana en México y Nueva York.
Vocabulario.
Credits.

What's New

  • New to the Tenth Edition of Civilización y cultura.
  • New Unidad 12. This completely updated chapter features the most current statistics and cultural information available at printing.
  • New Premium Companion Website. Subscribers can watch digitized video clips, use GoogleEarth coordinates to "visit" the places they are studying, access practice modules and grammar tutorials, and more!
  • Updated film selections. A revised series of films appears in the Cine section, including popular English- and Spanish-language comedies, dramas, and documentaries.

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Literatura y arte  (ISBN-10: 143908498X | ISBN-13: 9781439084984)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lynn A. Sandstedt

Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the executive director. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

Ralph Kite

Ralph Kite earned a Ph.D. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He spent several years organizing and directing Peace Corps language training programs at New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued to pursue interests in different teaching and learning approaches (film, computers, and theater) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he served as chair for 10 years.