This book is formed by various chapters studying the manner in which conflicts, changes and ideologies appear in contemporary Hispanic discourses. The contributions analyze a wide variety of topics related to the manner in which ideological and epistemological changes of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries are reflected in, and shape, Spanish language, literature, and other cultural expressions in both Spain and Latin America.
At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers, the reality of the broad spectrum of Latino life in the United States. From politics and the economy to popular culture, the arts, and ideas about race, gender, and family, Latino Stats both catalogues the inequities that plague Latino communities and documents Latinos' growing power and influence on American life.
This book addresses contemporary discourses on a wide variety of topics related to the ideological and epistemological changes of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and the ways in which they have shaped the Spanish language, literature, and film in both Spain and Latin America.
This second volume in the series contains articles divided into in five sections: The Recovery Project Comes of Age; Assimilation, Accommodation or Resistance?; History in Literature/Literature in History; Writing the Revolution; and Recovering the Creation of Community.
"Contrary to popular belief, the first European language spoken on American soil was not English, but Spanish. Explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and his shipmates landed on the Florida coast in 1513, almost 100 years before the British established a permanent settlement in Virginia." "This exploration of the development of the Spanish language in the territory that has become the United States from a sociohistorical perspective draws attention to the long tradition of multilingualism in the United States in the hope of putting to rest the myth that the United States was ever a monolingual nation."--BOOK JACKET.
George Lopez leads a winning cast in this inspiring movie based on an amazing true story. When four wildly different Hispanic high schoolers team up to enter a robotics competition against the nation’s top universities, no one believes they have a chance—no one but Fredi (Lopez), their new substitute teacher. As Fredi challenges his students to be the best they can be, they show him the power of never giving up, in this unforgettable tale that shines with heart, humor, and hope