Higher Education

Civilización y cultura: Intermediate Spanish, 9th 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: 1413030106  |  ISBN-13: 9781413030105
  • 256 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1997, 1993
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00
  • Newer Edition Available
  *Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.

About

Overview

CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA offers a thematic approach to civilization and culture and introduces readers to traditional cultural topics and issues in daily life in the Spanish-speaking world. Part of the renowned three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series, this reader integrates fascinating essays on cultural topics, as well as timely magazine articles and compelling video segments, to present a fresh perspective and different views on the book's theme of the origins of Spanish-speaking culture. The Ninth Edition offers film suggestions, updated readings such as "Gael García Bernal critica a Hollywood," and a brand-new video program with topics such as "El arte callejera en East Harlem" and accompanying activities.

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.
  • Fascinating essays on cultural topics, as well as 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.
  • "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, invites them to conduct further research, and includes writing tasks supported by Atajo 4.0 CD-ROM: Writing Assistant for Spanish.
  • CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, the core grammar and conversation text, and CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA and LITERATURA Y ARTE, the two readers in the program, can be used independently or in conjunction with one another.

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 en España.
4. ASPECTOS DE LA FAMILIA EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO.
Lecturas culturales: I. Los lazos familiares 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 patriarcal 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. Algunos efectos 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: La Constituyente abre la puerta a un mandato de 12 años para Chávez; 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. 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 sincrética 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 III. El Panamericanismo y "el coloso del norte" IV. Las relaciones en la época de la posguerra. La prensa: Felipe González: Nuevas fracturas en Iberoamérica; 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. Orígenes de "La Raza" II. Presencia de la cultura hispánica en el suroeste III. Avances del siglo pasado IV. La variedad de la minoría hispánica. 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

  • A new video program on DVD, correlated to the cultural topic of each unit, features a variety of culturally significant footage covering everything from post-Franco era Spain and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas to a look at the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles. This new "La tele" news-based video section that contains pre-viewing questions and exercises along with comprehension questions and a small number of vocabulary words from the video narration.
  • Each chapter-opening "Cine" includes suggestions for popular films that further illuminate the chapter's cultural or historical theme.
  • The entire book includes new correlations to the other ancillaries in the program�including the other books in the series CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO and LITERATURA Y ARTE, as well as the book companion website, Atajo 4.0 CD-ROM: Writing Assistant for Spanish, Heinle iRadio, the Heinle Voices database, and vMentor (our complimentary online tutoring service).
  • New "La prensa" readings are totally up-to-date and give a great view of the Spanish-speaking world today. New readings include: "Niño vende muebles de su casa por adicción a videojuegos," El Comercio (Lima); "Poniatowska : Llevar la cultura a la escuela," El Universal (Ciudad de México); "China, lista para competir con España en Latinoamérica," El Mundo (Madrid); "América latina, desunida en Internet," La Nación Online (Buenos Aires); and, "Gael García Bernal critica a Hollywood," El País (Madrid), among others.
  • A new "¿Desea algo más?" in each chapter of the text suggests alternative readings from the Heinle Voices Literary database correlated to the chapter theme.
  • An increased number of marginal annotations in the Annotated Instructor's Edition of CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO offer teaching tips and help on how to integrate the various ancillaries. There are also additional marginal annotations directed to students to give them helpful learning tips and remind them about previously presented material.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Literatura y arte: Intermediate Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1413030114 | ISBN-13: 9781413030112)

This volume of the series features literary readings as well as artistic masterpieces from the Spanish-speaking world. This volume's 12 units are thematically tied to CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO. There is better correlation of these supplementary books in marginal annotations on each unit-opening and unit-closing page.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1413031854 | ISBN-13: 9781413031850)

The Instructor's CD-ROM provides the Testing Program with Answer Key for all 12 chapters in each volume of the INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series in a variety of formats.

Lab Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1413031870 | ISBN-13: 9781413031874)

The Lab Audio program stresses listening comprehension, oral drill on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The Lab Audio can also be downloaded in MP3 format from academic.cengage.com.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1428205101 | ISBN-13: 9781428205109)

All new! The new DVD to accompany the INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series presents-unit by unit-a specially selected cultural topic relating directly to material covered in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA. The video features a variety of culturally significant footage covering everything from post-Franco era Spain and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas to a look at the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles and much more. Corresponding activities found in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA prepare students for viewing, review useful vocabulary, summarize the video, test comprehension and solicit individual reactions to the film. The video features the following segments: Guerra Civil española; La fiesta del sol de los incas: Inti Raymi; La religión en España; Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; La primera presidenta chilena: Michelle Bachelet; El arte callejera en East Harlem; La vida de la población indígena de la Ciudad de México; La rebelión campesina en Chiapas; El arte sincrética en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas; El primer alcalde latino en Los Ángeles: Antonio Villaraigosa; El Canal ahora es de Panamá; and, El Día de Independencia mexicana en México y Nueva York.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

Guía básica de la crítica literaria y el trabajo de investigación  (ISBN-10: 1413014682 | ISBN-13: 9781413014686)

This guide combines both the theory of literary criticism and the practicality of how to write a literary research paper into a single text. Divided into three major sections-literary criticism, the literary research paper, and a section on terminology for discussing narrative, poetry, drama, and essay-this brief guide can be used in any upper-level or graduate Spanish or Latin American literary class or by any student working with literature written in Spanish.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75

The Heinle Spanish Transparency Bank  (ISBN-10: 0838409873 | ISBN-13: 9780838409879)

The Heinle Spanish Transparency Bank provides visual aids for instructors to use for in-class presentations to support the grammar and vocabulary for the course. The AIE contains marginal annotations directing you to the appropriate transparency for vocabulary, grammar, and culture presentations and exercises. The transparencies can be found on the instructor companion website.

Student Supplements

Workbook/Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1413031862 | ISBN-13: 9781413031867)

The essential study partner includes additional practice of grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The more extensive writing activities include correlations to Atajo 4.0 Writing Assistant for Spanish. Abundant listening comprehension practice with simulated conversations and pronunciation practice is also included.

List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50

Lab Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1413031870 | ISBN-13: 9781413031874)

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1428205101 | ISBN-13: 9781428205109)

All new! The new DVD to accompany the INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series presents-unit by unit-a specially selected cultural topic relating directly to material covered in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA. The video features a variety of culturally significant footage covering everything from post-Franco era Spain and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas to a look at the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles and much more. Corresponding activities found in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA prepare students for viewing, review useful vocabulary, summarize the video, test comprehension and solicit individual reactions to the film. The video features the following segments: Guerra Civil española; La fiesta del sol de los incas: Inti Raymi; La religión en España; Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; La primera presidenta chilena: Michelle Bachelet; El arte callejera en East Harlem; La vida de la población indígena de la Ciudad de México; La rebelión campesina en Chiapas; El arte sincrética en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas; El primer alcalde latino en Los Ángeles: Antonio Villaraigosa; El Canal ahora es de Panamá; and, El Día de Independencia mexicana en México y Nueva York.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

Guía básica de la crítica literaria y el trabajo de investigación  (ISBN-10: 1413014682 | ISBN-13: 9781413014686)

Master Spanish literature with GUÍA BÁSICA DE LA CRÍTICA LITERARIA Y EL TRABAJO DE INVESTIGACIÓN! This brief and comprehensible guide prepares you to become a better literary writer by focusing on the practice of literary theory, literary criticism, and writing literary essays. With ample examples of Spanish literature, examples of student papers, and a glossary of Spanish terms and their English equivalents, this Spanish text provides you with the tools you need to succeed.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75

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.