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The Fence And The River

Author : Claire F. Fox
ISBN : 0816629994
Genre : Art
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Offers an illustrated study that asks how the art produced about the U.S.-Mexico border reflects political and economic transformations occurring world-wide.
Category: Art

The Routledge Dictionary Of Cultural References In Modern French

Author : Michael Mould
ISBN : 9781136825736
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Strange Pilgrimages

Author : Ingrid Elizabeth Fey
ISBN : 0842026940
Genre : History
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This fascinating collection of essays and articles shows how Latin Americans travels and residency abroad helped them re-examine their own origins and perceptions of their homeland. Latin Americans traveled both purposefully and frequently in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Strange Pilgrimages reveals their experiences in Europe and the United States, and explores their power to shape opinions and bring outside influence back to Latin America. This new book analyzes Latin Americans; longstanding attraction to and interest in other cultures as barometers of their own progress. In addition, Strange Pilgrimages examines the invention of tradition, cultural practice, and identity formation among nation-states. A combination of articles and primary sources provides readers with both informed analysis of the experiences of Latin American travellers and entertaining first-hand accounts from the travellers and exiles themselves. These travellers were a diverse group that included artists, diplomats, political exiles, athletes, dilettantes, and more. Readers will learn that Latin Americans came to understand their homelands better and in fact helped to define their own countries; identities through their experiences traveling and living abroad.
Category: History

Speaking In Tongues Language Across Contexts And Users

Author : Luis Pérez González
ISBN : 8437058481
Genre : Interpersonal communication
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Speaking in Tongues, the second volume of the English in the World series, places the reader at the heart of investigations into the nature and process of translation in an internationalized scenario where: the consolidation of multilateral institutions and multinational corporations struggle between globalization and localization; the information and communication technologies are both the means to enhance translation productivity and the main source of jobs for professional translators; the new media and communication technologies provide a whole range of ways to interact with other, both in leisure and academic settings. The scope of the book ranges from Systemic Functional Linguistics to Discourse Analysis, from Intercultural Rhetoric to Poststructuralism. The collection of articles has been edited to recognise the range of perspectives looking to this field and is of direct interest both to any linguist, translator or other social scientist working in the study of interlingual communication and to those designing and buying translation techologies for porfessional purposes.
Category: Interpersonal communication

Mexico City In Contemporary Mexican Cinema

Author : David William Foster
ISBN : 9780292789159
Genre : Performing Arts
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Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but almost as a protagonist in its own right, whose conditions both create meaning for and receive meaning from the human lives lived in its midst. Through close readings of fourteen recent critically acclaimed films, this book watches Mexican cinema in this process of producing cultural meaning through its creation, enaction, and interpretation of the idea of Mexico City. David William Foster analyzes how Mexican filmmakers have used Mexico City as a vehicle for exploring such issues as crime, living space, street life, youth culture, political and police corruption, safety hazards, gender roles, and ethnic and social identities. The book is divided into three sections. "Politics of the City" examines the films Rojo amanecer, Novia que te vea, Frida, naturaleza viva, and Sexo, pudor y lágrimas. "Human Geographies" looks at El Callejón de los Milagros, Mecánica nacional, El castillo de la pureza, Todo el poder, and Lolo. "Mapping Gender" discusses Danzón, De noche vienes, Esmeralda, La tarea, Lola, and Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda.
Category: Performing Arts

Extra O Nuevo Mundo

Author : Rachel Teagle
ISBN : UOM:39015064737847
Genre : Art
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Modern art and artists from Tijuana, Mexico.
Category: Art

Lost City Of The Templars

Author : Paul Christopher
ISBN : 9780718177317
Genre : Fiction
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The latest rip-roaring adventure thriller from Paul Christopher featuring John Holliday and his search for the Templar Order. Retired Army Ranger turned historian John Holliday has thwarted the plots of Rex Deus, the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Templars, all over the world. Now, the lost journal of explorer Percy Fawcett leads Holliday deep into the South American jungles on a quest to uncover the greatest mystery of the Middle Ages ... Trailed by an infamous tomb raider and menaced by a tribe of hostile natives, Holliday and his crew uncover a five-hundred-year-old society hidden in the cauldron of the Amazon. Descendants of the Templar Knights, they exist for one reason: to hide and protect the holy artefact taken from the original Temple of Jerusalem by the first Templars: the legendary Ark of the Covenant. Will Holliday's obsession with the truth finally kill him? Lost City of the Templars is Paul Christopher's latest action-packed conspiracy thriller that will take readers to the heart of an ancient secret society. Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.
Category: Fiction

A Century Of Canadian Cinema

Author : Gerald Pratley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114678332
Genre : Motion pictures
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Indulge your love of Canadian films with 'A Century of Canadian Cinema'. Each entertaining review contains the film's director, writer, actors, plot, length and year of production. The guide contains films from the industry's earliest beginnings in Canada right up to the latest releases -- from 1920s silent films to David Cronenberg and Denys Arcand -- and it offers insight from a long-time industry observer into how and why these films have made an impact on the Canadian film industry and Canadian society. From plaid jacket and toque-wearing films shot in the Arctic to co-productions filmed in tropical climes, and from films shot in six weeks on a shoestring to ten-year ordeals that nearly meant the end of everyone involved our directors and actors have done it all. Using the guide's convenient cross-indexing, follow the first big breaks, the roller-coaster rides, and the latest endeavours of your favourite Canadian talent. Through his distinguished career, Gerald Pratley has made an extraordinary impact on Canadian cinema. In 1948, he became CBC's first film critic and commentator, broadcasting every week until 1976. He founded the Ontario Film Institute in 1968 and has been active in the industry ever since. Numerous honours have been awarded to Pratley in appreciation of his years of commitment. Among them are the Queen's Jubilee Medal, the Order of Canada, an Honourary Doctor of Letters, and a Special Genie Award for his exceptional support and encouragement of achievement and excellence in Canadian cinema.
Category: Motion pictures

Visual Synergies In Fiction And Documentary Film From Latin America

Author : M. Haddu
ISBN : 9780230622159
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution and marketing.
Category: Performing Arts