Dictionary of Latin American Identities

Spanish American and Spanish American Creole Terms -- Brazilian Portuguese Terms -- French American and French American Creole Terms.


Author: John T. Maddox


ISBN: 1683402006

Category: Creole dialects

Page: 1138

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"Including the languages of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and their Creoles, and encompassing an interdisciplinary range of sources, this volume is a dictionary of 21,000 terms related to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality used in Latin America over the past five centuries"--

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora

“The Concept of Black Esthetics As Seen in Selected Works of Three Latin American Writers: Machado de Assis, Nicolás Guillén and Adalberto Ortiz.” PhD diss., Stanford University, 1975. Print. ———. “Manuel Zapata Olivella.” Dictionary of ...


Author: Antonio Olliz Boyd

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781604977042

Category: History

Page: 329

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Antonio Olliz Boyd is an emeritus professor of Latin American literature at Temple University. He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from Grorgetown University, and a BA from Long Island University. Dr. Olliz Boyd has published various essays on Afro Latino aesthetics in literature in volumes, such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography: Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers; Singular Like a Bird: The Art of Nancy Morejon; Imagination, Emblems and Expressions: Essays on Latin American, Caribbean, and Continental Culture and Identity; Blacks in Hispanic Literature: Critical Essays among others, as well as articles on Afro Latino literary criticism in various refereed journals.

Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology

Praise for the first edition of Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology: "Essential for any library that has Hispanic patrons or users who read or listen to even a smattering of Spanish: in today's multicultural ...


Author: Thomas M. Stephens


ISBN: 081301705X

Category: Social Science

Page: 863

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Praise for the first edition of Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology: "Essential for any library that has Hispanic patrons or users who read or listen to even a smattering of Spanish: in today's multicultural environment, almost every academic library should own this book."--Choice "A major contribution to the understanding of historical and contemporary concepts of race and ethnicity in Latin America and, to a certain extent, in the United States."--Ethnic Studies "The most thorough and trustworthy lexicon of Ibero-American ethnic descriptors ever published. It will serve many a scholar as the point of departure for primary-source fieldwork in one of the most fascinating semantic fields of Western-Hemisphere Spanish and Portuguese."--Language "For the first time, a detailed etymology of Spanish and Portuguese words used for racial and ethnic purposes in Latin America. . . . Cites sources for word usage and, where possible, provides the context in which the word is used. An invaluable reference work for researchers in race and ethnicity."--Library Journal This thoroughly revised and updated version of Thomas M. Stephens's popular and respected dictionary now features terms of the French American and American French Creole Caribbean. In addition, it introduces new symbols and abbreviations and cross-references more terms between and among Spanish, Portuguese, and French than in the first edition. Stephens also has combined some terms whose only difference was a matter of spelling, intercalated the definitions for terms he has re-alphabetized, and updated definitions. Without altering his earlier book's successful form and style, Stephens here has radically augmented the content of a classic reference work. Thomas M. Stephens, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University, is the author of Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology (UPF, 1990)and has published various articles on language and ethnicity.

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

... refers to the aesthetic and political positions developed by the Uruguayan José Enrique Rodó in his 1900 essay Ariel, which was widely read and had considerable influence on early 20th-century debates about Latin American identity.


Author: Richard Young

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 748

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The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.

Global Dictionary of Theology

With its continually evolving cultural, racial and geographic identities, the increasing population of Hispanics or Latinos/ Latinas in the United States is one of the largest“Latin American” population centers in the world.


Author: William A. Dyrness

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878114

Category: Religion

Page: 996

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Theological dictionaries are foundational to any theological library. But until now there has been no Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology. The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree. The editorial perspective of the Global Dictionary of Theology is an ecumenical evangelicalism that is receptive to discovering new facets of truth through listening and conversation on a global scale. Thus a distinctive feature of the Global Dictionary of Theology is its conversational approach. Contributors have been called on to write in the spirit of engaging in a larger theological conversation in which alternative views are expected and invited. William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan F. Martinez and Simon Chan edit approximately 250 articles written by over 100 contributors representing the global spectrum of theological perspectives. Pastors, theological teachers, theological students and lay Christian leaders will all find the Global Dictionary of Theology to be a resource that unfolds new dimensions and reveals new panoramas of theological perspective and inquiry. Here is a new launching point for doing theology in today's global context.

Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production

[In contemporary Cuba the term 'revolutionary' means something quite different from what we would find in any Spanish dictionary. [ . . . ] That word that once made people think of rupture and transformation has inverted its meaning to ...


Author: Thea Pitman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415517447

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, net.art and online performance art, as well as blogs, films, databases and other genre-defying web-based projects, perform with respect to Latin American(ist) discourses, as well as their often contestatory positioning with respect to Western hegemonic discourses as they circulate online. The intellectual rationale for the volume is located at the crossroads of two, equally important, theoretical strands: theories of digital culture, in their majority the product of the anglophone academy; and contemporary debates on Latin American identity and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Cuba

343 LATIN AMERICA AND CUBA tral Department, it relied on cattle farming for almost three centuries before becoming ... confirm their nonSpanish identity, but also reflecting admiration for American culture, values, modernity, and power.


Author: Antoni Kapcia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264557

Category: Cuba

Page: 688

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Historical Dictionary of Cuba contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies

Latino " ( and its feminine form “ Latina " ) Evidently , there will be other defining identifies them by what they ... that is at the core of the fascination with Europe in U.S. and Cana- Latino / a and Latin American identities ...


Author: Orlando O. Espín

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814658563

Category: Religion

Page: 1521

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Spanning the gamut from "Aaron" to "Zwingli," this dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by about sixty authors, all of whom are specialists in their various theological and religious disciplines. The editors have designed the dictionary especially to aid the introductory-level student with instant access to definitions of terms likely to be encountered in, but not to substitute for, classroom presentations or reading assignments. - Publisher.

Transatlantic Transcultural and Transnational Dialogues on Identity Culture and Migration

22 I also introduce key concepts in Latin American cultural studies, such as culture, race, identity, gender, and sexuality, as defined in the Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies (Diccionario de estudios culturales ...


Author: Lori Celaya

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793648778

Category: Emigration and immigration in literature

Page: 246

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This book analyzes the diasporic experiences of migratory and postcolonial subjects in the U.S., the U.S.-Mexico border, the Hispanophone Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Contributors explore intertextual transatlantic dialogues, migratory experiences, cultural exchanges, identity construction, and the artificial boundaries of nation states.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Mário de Andrade left his Dicionário da música brasileira (Dictionary of Brazilian Music) unfinished at the time of his ... Meanwhile, in the world of popular music, a new, rather more international, sense of Latin American identity was ...


Author: Daniel Balderston

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415131889

Category: History

Page: 1754

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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.