The Companion to Latin American Studies [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Companion to Latin American Studies

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Overview

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.
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The Companion to Latin American Studies is a book which covers an excellent range of material and will prove to be an essential guide for students and lecturers alike. This book is highly useful: well written, with a clear exposition of ideas, it should provide an ideal course book for students and a resource book for lecturers.
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research

Swanson and his cohorts have gertainly added more grist to the mill with this informative and provocative collection of essays.
Bulletin of Spanish Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134643097
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Philip Swanson is Professor of Spanish, University of Sheffield, UK

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Latin American Geographies
Politics and Society
The Cultures of Colonialism
'Civilization and Barbarism'
Latin American Literatures
Approaches to Latin American Literature
Latino US Literature
Latino US Literature
Latin American Visual Cultures
Popular Culture in Latin America
Race in Latin America
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Latin American Studies and the Global System.

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