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Title:
Issues in the Spanish-speaking world
Author:
Randle, Janice W.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002192777.html
ISBN:
9780313319747
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Spanish language classes now have a reference source to encourage critical thinking and debate important, current topics in Spain, Mexico, and the rest of Latin and South America. Issues in the Spanish-Speaking World offers 14 original and engaging chapters, each introducing a major issue in the headlines and providing pro and con positions for student debate, papers, and class presentations.

Highlights include the Basque question, indigenous rights, the Christopher Columbus controversy, bullfighting, and the war on drugs in Colombia. Each chapter concludes with a Resource Guide and useful vocabulary to facilitate expression in Spanish.


Author Notes

JANICE W. RANDLE is Associate Professor of Spanish at St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. The "Best" Spanishp. 1
2. The Bullfightp. 17
3. The Spanish Monarchyp. 31
4. Columbus and the "New" Worldp. 45
5. Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and La Vida Locap. 63
6. The Environmentp. 77
7. Populationp. 95
8. Genderp. 111
9. Indigenous Rightsp. 129
10. Colombia and the War on Drugsp. 145
11. The Basque Questionp. 165
12. Immigrationp. 181
13. Catholicismp. 199
14. Peace and Justicep. 219
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 265