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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

  • Author: John King
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521636513
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 356
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An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture

  • Author: David T. Gies
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521574297
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 327
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This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions including Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country, and the country's literature. There are studies of painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media. A chronology and guides to further reading assist in making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture

  • Author: C. W. E. Bigsby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521841321
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture offers a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible overview of the cultural themes and intellectual issues that drive the dominant culture of the twentieth century. The essays explore the social, political and economic forces that have made America what it is today. Varied, extensive and challenging, this Companion is essential reading for students and teachers of American studies around the world. It is the most accessible and useful introduction available to an exciting ...

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

  • Author: Sara Castro-Klaren
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118661354
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 712
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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry

  • Author: Stephen M. Hart
  • Publisher: Cambridge Companions to Litera
  • ISBN: 1107197694
  • Category: History
  • Page: 332
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This Companion provides a chronological survey of Latin American poetry, analysis of modern trends and six succinct essays on the major figures.

The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez

The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez

  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521867495
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 206
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Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world literature. This Companion includes new and probing readings of all of García Márquez's works, by leading international specialists. His life in Colombia, the context of Latin American history and culture, key themes in his works and their critical reception are explored in detail. Written for students and readers of García Márquez, the Companion is accessible for non-Spanish speakers and features a chronology and a guide to further reading. This insightful and lively book will provide an invaluable framework for the further study and enjoyment of this major figure in world literature.

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

  • Author: Efraín Kristal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521532198
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America.

The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader

The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader

  • Author: Ana del Sarto,Alicia Ríos,Abril Trigo
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822333401
  • Category: History
  • Page: 818
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Essays by intellectuals and specialists in Latin American cultural studies that provide a comprehensive view of the specific problems, topics, and methodologies of the field vis-a-vis British and U.S. cultural studies.

The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel

From 1600 to the Present

  • Author: Harriet Turner,Adelaida L?opez de Mart?inez
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521778152
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 304
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This volume examines the role played by historical events and cultural contexts in the elaboration of the Spanish novel.

Latin American Popular Culture

Latin American Popular Culture

  • Author: Arthur A. Natella
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 199
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This book details many aspects of Latin American culture as experienced by millions of people living in Central and South America. The author argues that despite early and considerable European influences on the region, indigenous Latin American traditions still characterize much of the social and artistic heritage of the Latin American countries. Several chapters provide detailed accounts of daily life, including descriptions of contemporary dress, mealtime traditions, transportation, and traditional ways of conducting business. Other chapters focus on the cultural significance of the popular music, art, and literature prevalent in each Latin American country. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology

  • Author: Timothy Larsen,Daniel J. Treier
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139827502
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Evangelicalism, a vibrant and growing expression of historic Christian orthodoxy, is already one of the largest and most geographically diverse global religious movements. This Companion, first published in 2007, offers an articulation of evangelical theology that is both faithful to historic evangelical convictions and in dialogue with contemporary intellectual contexts and concerns. In addition to original and creative essays on central Christian doctrines such as Christ, the Trinity, and Justification, it breaks new ground by offering evangelical reflections on issues such as gender, race, culture, and world religions. This volume also moves beyond the confines of Anglo-American perspectives to offer separate essays exploring evangelical theology in African, Asian, and Latin American contexts. The contributors to this volume form an unrivalled list of many of today's most eminent evangelical theologians and important emerging voices.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

  • Author: Michael Higgins,Clarissa Smith,John Storey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139827952
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

  • Author: Michael Levenson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107010632
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 320
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This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. This second edition is updated and enhanced with four new chapters, addressing the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary genres, the intellectual, religious and political contexts, and parallel developments in film, painting and music. The catastrophe of the First World War, the emergence of feminism, the race for empire, the conflict among classes: the essays show how these events and circumstances shaped aesthetic and literary experiments. In doing so, they explain clearly both the precise formal innovations in language, image, scene and tone, and the broad historical conditions of a movement that aspired to transform culture.

The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

  • Author: Philip M. Weinstein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521421676
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 236
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This collection of essays by ten major scholars explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import.

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball

  • Author: Leonard Cassuto,Stephen Partridge
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139826204
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Baseball is much more than a game. As the American national pastime, it has reflected the political and cultural concerns of US society for over 200 years, and generates passions and loyalties unique in American society. This Companion examines baseball in culture, baseball as culture, and the game's global identity. Contributors contrast baseball's massive, big-business present with its romanticized origins and its evolution against the backdrop of American and world history. The chapters cover topics such as baseball in the movies, baseball and mass media, and baseball in Japan and Latin America. Between the chapters are vivid profiles of iconic characters including Babe Ruth, Ichiro and Walter O'Malley. Crucial moments in baseball history are revisited, ranging from the 1919 Black Sox gambling scandal to recent controversies over steroid use. A unique book for fans and scholars alike, this Companion explains the enduring importance of baseball in America and beyond.

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

  • Author: Efrain Kristal,John King
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521864240
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 233
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Analyses Vargas Llosa's career as a writer and as an important cultural and political figure in Latin America and beyond.

New Worlds

New Worlds

A Religious History of Latin America

  • Author: John Lynch
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300183747
  • Category: RELIGION
  • Page: 384
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This extraordinary book encompasses the time period from the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture over time by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and in the twentieth century, military dictators' assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church's position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion, and the development of liberation theology.

The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law

The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law

  • Author: Mauro Bussani,Ugo Mattei
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521895707
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 410
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The book delves into the 'deeper structures' of the world's legal systems, where law meets culture, politics and socio-economic factors.

New Approaches to Latin American Studies

New Approaches to Latin American Studies

Culture and Power

  • Author: Juan Poblete
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351656341
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 276
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Academic and research fields are moved by fads, waves, revolutionaries, paradigm shifts, and turns. They all imply a certain degree of change that alters the conditions of a stable system, producing an imbalance that needs to be addressed by the field itself. New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power offers researchers and students from different theoretical fields an essential, turn-organized overview of the radical transformation of epistemological and methodological assumptions in Latin American Studies from the end of the 1980s to the present. Sixteen chapters written by experts in their respective fields help explain the various ways in which to think about these shifts. Questions posited include: Why are turns so crucial? How did they alter the shape or direction of the field? What new questions, objects, or problems did they contribute? What were or are their limitations? What did they displace or prevent us from considering? Among the turns included are: memory, transnational, popular culture, decolonial, feminism, affect, indigenous studies, transatlantic, ethical, post/hegemony, deconstruction, cultural policy, subalternism, gender and sexuality, performance, and cultural studies.

The Companion to Latin American Studies

The Companion to Latin American Studies

  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444118862
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 224
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What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political, literary and cultural context. This essential book provides the key introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students taking or considering taking courses in Hispanic or Latin American Studies. Written by an international team of experts, each chapter supplies the necessary basic information and a sound introduction to central ideas, issues and debates. In addition to 12 chapters on the main topics in Latin American Studies, the companion includes an introduction, time chart, glossary and suggestions for further reading.