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Presente y pasado
4th Edition

Arturo Fox

Nov 2010, Paperback, 408 pages
ISBN13: 9780205794263
ISBN10: 0205794262
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Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, written by an expert in the field, introduces students to the cultures and history of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Written in an easy-flowing, narrative style, this new edition continues to offer an extensive yet tangible view of Latin American history. Furthermore, Latinoamérica examines the Hispanic experience not only in Latin America, but also in the United States, a topic of increasing relevance and interest.

1. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (I)

2. Las grandes civilizaciones precolombinas (II)

3. Europa en la época del descubrimiento de América

4. La conquista de la América Hispana

5. El sistema colonial

6. Sociedad, vida y cultura en el mundo colonial

7. El siglo XIX. La independencia y sus consecuencias

8. Latinoamérica a vista de pájaro

9. El siglo XX. Panorama latinoamericano

10. La escena cultural hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial

11. La escena cultural desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial

12. Centroamérica y México

13. El área del Caribe: Haití, la República Dominicana, Cuba

14. La Hispanoamérica andina: Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia

15. Los países del cono sur: Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile

16. El norte de Suramérica: Colombia y Venezuela

17. Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos

  • NEW (to the 3rd ed.) - A more comprehensive review of the main cultural areas of Latin America—Coverage of the Hispanic countries of Columbia and Venezuela, the Caribbean and Central America, the Andean region, and the Southern Cone.
    • Helps students build a more realistic view of the entire “Latin American” Region.

  • Political and economic developments—In the specific Latin American countries.

    • Gives a contemporary perspective.

  • Written by a native speaker—With three decades of Latin American teaching experience.
    • Ensures that the material and presentation take into account the limitations and capabilities of students, the most accessible linguistic level, and the amount of information a student can reasonably absorb.

  • Historical and cultural data as factual support—Not as a laundry list of dates and names.
    • Contains all the basic information instructors will need in a survey course on Latin American culture and civilization, but uses the data to illustrate the presence of historical and cultural trends and structures.

  • Flexible organization—The core of the text covering Latin America's pre-Columbian-19th century history, and then 20th century Latin America's main geographic features, ethnic components, significant developments in the realms of politics and economics, and the main intellectual, artistic and literary trends. Further chapters examine modern and contemporary developments country-by-country in such key cultural areas as Central America, Mexico, Haiti, and the Hispanic islands of the Caribbean, the main countries in the central Andean region and nations of South America's southern cone, and the Hispanic population of the United States. Chapters 8 & 9 provide an overview of Latin America
    • Gives instructors the opportunity to select the specific material to be emphasized beyond the basic core.

  • Practical exercises—Emphasizes language acquisition of cultural material being introduced, tests comprehension of material in each chapter, and elicits students' personal comments and reactions to issues raised.
    • Gives students ample opportunities to further develop their language skills.

Arturo Fox was born in Cuba in 1935. Moved to the U.S. in 1962. U.S. citizen.

Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. of Havana, 1960; Ph.D. in Spanish with supporting program in Latin American Studies, Univ. of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1971.

Academic positions: Instructor of Spanish, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1963-66; Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA,1966-72; Assoc. Prof, 1972-79; Prof., 1979-98. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1972-74; Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, 1978-79; Chair, Dept. of Spanish, 1981-84, 1990-93; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, Central PA Consortium, 1968-77; Director, Colombia Semester Program, Central PA Consortium, 1977-78; Director, Dickinson in Málaga, Spain, , 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95.

Recongnitions: recipient of the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981; appointed William W. Edel Professor of Humanities ( honorary chair), 1992; biographical entry in Marquis “Who’s Who in America.

Publications: Tree college textbooks: Otras gentes, otros modos, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967; España: ida y vuelta, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981; Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Prentice Hall, 1998; 2003; Anecdotario del comandante, a novel, Ediciones Universal, 1976; El Edipo en Unamuno y el espejo de Lacan (literary criticism), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. I have also published numerous articles on Spanish and Spanish American authors which have appeared in U.S. and Spanish literary journals.

Travels: all countries of Western Europe, Hungary, Croatia, Servia-Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and five years of residence in Spain as director of Dickinson’s Malaga Program.