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Speak The Culture Spain

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186058
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Spain is a complex country. Beyond the stereotypes of sangria and bullfighting lies a cultured mosaic of regions, languages and customs. "Speak the Culture: Spain" picks at the surface to uncover the key events, themes and people that have shaped the nation, from green Galicia to dusty Andalucia.From the lingering Moorish flavours of Spain's Middle Ages to the awful rupture of modern Civil War, the turning points of Spanish history are made flesh, revealed alongside cultural icons like Miguel de Cervantes, Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar. "Speak the Culture: Spain" gives you the essentials on each figure and their achievements."Speak the Culture: Spain" also explores the culture of everyday Spanish life - from politics to wine, sport to folk music - building an engaging, superbly designed insight into what it means to be Spanish in the 21st century. By the time you get there you'll know exactly what makes the locals tick
Category: Foreign Language Study

Deaf History And Culture In Spain

Author : Benjamin Fraser
ISBN : 1563684195
Genre : History
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Translated for the first time into English, 44 Spanish documents dating from 1417 to the present featured in this collection trace the turbulent history of Deaf culture in Spain.
Category: History

The Romanization Of Central Spain

Author : Leonard A Curchin
ISBN : 9781134451128
Genre : History
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Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. He approaches the question from a variety of angles, including the social, economic, religious and material experiences of the inhabitants as they adjusted to change, the mechanisms by which they adopted new structures and values, and the power relations between Rome and the provincials. The book also considers the peculiar cultural features of Central Spain, which made its Romanization so distinctive.
Category: History

The Buried Mirror

Author : Carlos Fuentes
ISBN : 0395924995
Genre : History
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An exploration of Spanish culture in Spain and the Americas traces the social, political, and economic forces that created that culture
Category: History

Spain S Basque Country

Author : Kelly Lipscomb
ISBN : 9781588439093
Genre : Travel
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In this guide, a resident of Spain delves into every part of the Basque Country of Spain. He tells of the history and culture, and provides innumerable useful traveling tips. Everything is explored - the cities, the parks, the islands, the mountains, the foods. There is an extensive introduction to the whole of Spain, the history and culture, the foods and wines, the arts & architecture. Then all the practical details are covered. Next, we zero in on Bilbao, San Sebastian and other parts of this fascinating Basque region -- with a population speaking a language far more ancient than any other in Europe. A great new resource. -- Travel + Leisure. The perfect companion for planning. -- Rutgers Magazine. These useful travel guides are highly recommended... -- Library Journal
Category: Travel

American Culture

Author : Larry L. Naylor
ISBN : 089789541X
Genre : Social Science
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A case study of American culture as a society characterized by diversity.
Category: Social Science

Culture And The State In Spain 1550 1850

Author : Tom Lewis
ISBN : 0815334842
Genre : History
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Dance Between Two Cultures

Author : William Luis
ISBN : 0826513956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers insights on Latino Caribbean writers born or raised in the United States who are at the vanguard of a literary movement that has captured both critical and popular interest. In this groundbreaking study, William Luis analyzes the most salient and representative narrative and poetic works of the newest literary movement to emerge in Spanish American and U.S. literatures. The book is divided into three sections, each focused on representative Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Dominican American authors. Luis traces the writers' origins and influences from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on the contemporary works of Oscar Hijuelos, Julia Alvarez, Cristina Garcia, and Piri Thomas, among others. While engaging in close readings of the texts, Luis places them in a broader social, historical, political, and racial perspective to expose the tension between text and context. As a group, Latino Caribbeans write an ethnic literature in English that is born of their struggle to forge an identity separate from both the influences of their parents' culture and those of the United States. For these writers, their parents' country of origin is a distant memory. They have developed a culture of resistance and a language that mediates between their parents' identity and the culture that they themselves live in. Latino Caribbeans are engaged in a metaphorical dance with Anglo Americans as the dominant culture. Just as that dance represents a coming together of separate influences to make a unique art form, so do both Hispanic and North American cultures combine to bring a new literature into being. This new body of literature helps us to understand not only the adjustments Latino Caribbean cultures have had to make within the larger U.S. environment but also how the dominant culture has been affected by their presence.
Category: Literary Criticism

Constructing Identity In Contemporary Spain

Author : Jo Labanyi
ISBN : 0198159935
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume is designed to further the study of Spanish culture in the broad sense of the network of symbolic systems through which social groups construct and negotiate a sense of identity or identities. The emphasis is on culture as a set of practices rather than as a corpus of texts. Theaim is to introduce readers to current theoretical debates in a range of disciplines, as well as to inform them about specific areas of twentieth-century Spanish culture. The four sections on 'Ethnicity and Migration', 'Gender', 'Popular Culture', and 'The Local and the Global' cover ethnography,music, TV, advertising, popular literature, medical discourse, film, posters, museums, and urban development.
Category: Literary Criticism

Peru Culture Smart

Author : John Forrest
ISBN : 9781857336689
Genre : Travel
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Peru is associated with ancient civilizations, awe-inspiring Inca cities, ruthless conquistadores, spectacular Andean scenery, astonishing biodiversity, and colorful woven textiles. All true—but visitors will find a great deal more to Peru than this. The two distinctive cultures that first encountered each other five hundred years ago have, progressively, integrated. This process of mixing, however, raises questions about Peruvian identity. Peruvian society is divided between the wealthy, Westernized, coastal urban populations and the poorer, traditional, indigenous peoples, many of whom have migrated from the Andes to the cities. Since the flight of the discredited President Fujimori in 2000 there has been a surge of economic growth and development, and continuing social inequality. Peruvians are increasingly embracing consumerism, but for their happiness they still depend on each other, and the family is paramount. This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Peru charts the rapid changes taking place in the country, including the election in 2011 of the left-leaning President Ollanta Humala, the third democratically elected president in a row. It describes how history and geography have shaped contemporary Peruvian values and attitudes. It provides insights into religious and public life, and reveals what people are like at home, in business, and in their social lives. Most Peruvians are laid-back and surprisingly calm and carefree, given the many uncertainties they face. They are outgoing and sociable. Get to know them, and they will respond with warmth and generosity.
Category: Travel


Author : Zoran Pavlovic
ISBN : 9781438105420
Genre : Electronic books
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Six new titles in this bestselling series are packed with information which provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color photos and maps guide the reader on a voyage of discovery. This series meets national social studies and geography curriculum standards.
Category: Electronic books

Early Modern Spain

Author : Jon Cowans
ISBN : 0812218450
Genre : History
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"It is difficult to think of a better way of introducing students to the rich diversity of Hispanic civilization in the Golden Age and Enlightenment than through the pages of this book."—History
Category: History

Cross Cultural Visions In African American Modernism

Author : Yoshinobu Hakutani
ISBN : 9780814210307
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Yoshinobu Hakutani traces the development of African American modernism, which initially gathered momentum with Richard Wright's literary manifesto "Blueprint for Negro Writing" in 1937. Hakutani dissects and discusses the cross-cultural influences on the then-burgeoning discipline in three stages: American dialogues, European and African cultural visions, and Asian and African American cross-cultural visions.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Jews Of Spain

Author : Gerber
ISBN : 9781439107836
Genre : Religion
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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.
Category: Religion

Say Anything To Anyone Anywhere

Author : Gayle Cotton
ISBN : 9781118605820
Genre : Business & Economics
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The five steps to successful selling, negotiating, and managing multi-culturally Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere gives readers five simple key guidelines to create rapport and organize strategies for success across different cultures. This book teaches to be proactive, not reactive, in your cross-cultural communications and shows how to use simple rapport tools to create trust with the cultures you work with or travel to. Learn how to organize productive interactions in person, on the phone, and by email. Discover interpersonal communication skills and virtual strategies that build strong relationships. Offers quick, accessible examples and clear guidelines about how to create an understanding between cultures Gives tips and strategies on how to communicate without offending Author Gayle Cotton is a Emmy Award Winner and a distinguished, highly sought after speaker, corporate trainer, and executive coach. This step-by-step guide to cross-cultural business will help you build strong relationships and manage successfully, no matter the cultural differences.
Category: Business & Economics

English Studies Culture Studies

Author : Isaiah Smithson
ISBN : 0252063988
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The phrase 'English studies/culture studies' denotes a shift from the New Critical concept of the text and the reader--separable from each other and from their culture--to an affirmation that texts, writers, readers, and culture are intertwined. Teachers working within culture studies accept that they are working with multiple, expanding canons and with students who are increasingly aware of diverse ethnic heritages. Marxism, feminism, and cultural critique are major influences: so are ethnic studies programs and the British cultural studies movement.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Immigration Popular Culture And The Re Routing Of European Muslim Identity

Author : L. Dotson-Renta
ISBN : 9781137304018
Genre : Political Science
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Through readings of postcolonial theory and examination of post-9/11 novels, film, and hip-hop music, this book studies how North African immigrants to Spain translate and transfer cultural and political memory from one land to another.
Category: Political Science

The United States And Europe

Author : John Baylis
ISBN : 9781134206407
Genre : History
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A penetrating new examination of the triangular political and cultural relationship between America, Britain, and continental Europe. This relationship is both fraught and dynamic. Post-war reconstruction of Europe brought integration. Creating a ‘United States of Europe’ was a goal shared by many Americans. Yet the contemporary 'War on Terror', has redefined relationships between America, Britain, 'old' and 'new' Europe. For Britain, the Channel seems wider than the Atlantic, although geopolitically it is part of Europe. This book brings together experts from Britain, Europe and America to explore the complexities of contemporary cultural and political relationships, considering the challenges that have been met and those that have to be faced.
Category: History

Consumer Behavior And Culture

Author : Marieke de Mooij
ISBN : 9780761926696
Genre : Business & Economics
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Consumer Behavior and Culture reviews the myths of global marketing and explores the concept of culture and models of culture. It provides empirical evidence of convergence and divergence in consumer behavior and covers various psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior used for explaining consumer behavior. The book reviews and discusses cultural variations of these aspects across the world. reviews the myths of global marketing and explores the concept of culture and models of culture. It provides empirical evidence of convergence and divergence in consumer behavior and covers various psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior used for explaining consumer behavior. The book reviews and discusses cultural variations of these aspects across the world. Key Features: A cultural exploration of the various psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior, such as concept of self, personality, group influence, motivation, emotion, perception, and information processing A discussion of consumer behavior theories and cultural variations from around the world Coverage of a number of consumer behavior domains, including explanations of differences in consumption and ownership, all based on empirical evidence In addition to anecdotal evidence, the consequences of branding and marketing communication strategy are presented and analyzed
Category: Business & Economics