Así es Latinoamérica

Javier Corrales, Amherst College
Series Editor, LingroHub for Advanced Spanish: Judith Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa, Emerita

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Así es Latinoamérica highlights the most prominent political, economic, and sociocultural features of contemporary Latin America. Students expand their knowledge about this diverse and populous region by examining its politics, economics, history, and cultural attitudes.

CURRENT AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING
  • This interactive, fully digital program offers today’s students a current perspective on the issues facing the region as they analyze its past to better understand the politics and attitudes of today.
  • Authored by a prominent political scientist and informed by recent scholarship, Así es Latinoamérica is composed of engaging and readable modules that are created for students still learning the language.
  • The analysis of Latin America is fact-based and non-judgmental, encouraging students to apply critical thinking skills as they form their own opinions about the region.
INNOVATIVE CONTENT AND EXPERIENCE
  • Learning goals set the stage for key concepts students will explore in each module.
  • Opening questions activate students’ background knowledge and preview upcoming content.
  • Digestible chunks of content within each module ensure students build confidence as they interact successfully with the materials.
  • Interactive graphs, maps, timelines, photos, and more bring the content and concepts to life and help students identify patterns and process implications at a deep level.
  • Throughout every module, computer-graded comprehension questions ensure student  understanding of important concepts and ideas.
  • A series of questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy are included at the end of each module to spark rich discussion. Instructors can choose questions that best suit the abilities of their students and goals of their course.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introducción

1. Así es Latinoamérica: unida y desunida

Política

2. El legado autoritario: caudillismo y déficit democrático a partir de la independencia
3. El renacer democrático a partir de los 80
4. Dilemas de democracias nuevas y democracias débiles
5. Presidentes débiles y presidentes prepotentes
6. Democracia liberal, democracia participativa, y Populismo: Afinidades y choques entre sí

Economía

7. En busca del desarrollo: Modelos económicos e intentos de reforma
8. La lucha contra la pobreza y la desigualdad: teorías nuevas y logros recientes
9. El extractivismo de hoy en día: minería, crecimiento económico, y conflictos
10. Energía: ¿Puede América Latina volverse potencia mundial de energías limpias?
11. Comercio con EE.UU. y China: Ventajas y desventajas

Identidades

12. Mujeres mandando y mujeres mandadas
13. Indígenas, ¿a salvo o en peligro en época de la globalización?
14. Afro-descendientes: A veces mayoría, a veces minorías, siempre enfrentando el racismo
15. Comunidades LGBTI: Avances asombrosos y tropiezos nuevos
16. La Religión y el secularismo: Mayorías católicas, minorías protestantes, y los irreligiosos
17. Emigrantes: Despedidas, remesas, y retornos

Retos a futuro

18. La inseguridad y el narcotráfico
19. La educación: El acceso logrado y las habilidades que faltan
20. El renacer de las clases medias


Hear more on from author Javier Corrales:

Así es Latinoamérica Comparative Approach
Thematic Organization
Interactive Experience
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