Civilizacion y cultura: Intermediate Spanish Series / Edition 8

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CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA, Eighth Edition, part of a complete intermediate series, offers readers twelve units that combine a thematic and historical approach which introduces students to traditional cultural topics and daily life issues found throughout the Hispanic world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838457795
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/27/2003
  • Series: Copeland Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 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.

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Table of Contents

1. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: EUROPA. Lecturas culturales. La cultura romana. La cultura visigoda. La cultura árabe. Los idiomas de Espana. 2. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: AMÉRICA. Lecturas culturales. Los aztecas. Los incas. Los mayas. El indigena en la actualidad. 3. LA RELIGIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. Lecturas culturales. Religion y sociedad. La religion y la vida personal. La religion en Hispanoamerica. La Iglesia de hoy. 4. ASPECTOS DE LA FAMILIA EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. Lecturas culturales. Los lazos familiars. La familia y la politica. La familia y la sociedad. El significado de la familia. La familia contemporánea. 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 politica. 6. COSTUMBRES Y CREENCIAS. Lecturas culturales. El horario y la vida social. Las actitudes hispánicas hacia la muerte. Las actitudes indigenas hacia la muerte. Prácticas funerarias. 7. ASPECTOS ECONÓMICOS DE HISPANOAMÉRICA. Lecturas culturales. Los antecedentes historicos. Soluciones modernas. La situacion actual. La cultura de la pobreza. 8. LOS MOVIMIENTOS REVOLUCIONARIOS DEL SIGLO XX. Lecturas culturales. Revolucion y «golpe de estado». La Revolucion Mexicana de 1910. Bolivia en 1952, Cuba en 1959 y Nicaragua en 1979. Los guerrilleros. 9. LA EDUCACIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. Lecturas culturales. Historia de la ensenanza hispánica. «Educacion» y «ensenanza». La organizacion de la ensenanza hispánica. Las universidades en el mundo hispánico. La vida estudiantil. 10. LA CIUDAD EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. Lecturas culturales. Las ciudades del mundo hispánico. El aspecto fisico de la ciudad hispánica. La vida urbana. El significado de la ciudad en el mundo hispánico. 11. LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y LO HISPÁNICO. Lecturas culturales. Los Estados Unidos, Espana y la independencia americana. Los Estados Unidos y las nuevas naciones americanas. El Panamericanismo y «el coloso del norte». Las relaciones en la epoca de la posguerra. 12. LA PRESENCIA HISPÁNICA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS''. Lecturas culturales. Origenes de «La Raza». Presencia de la cultura hispánica en el suroeste. Nuevas influencias del siglo XIX. La variedad de la minoria hispánica.

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