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Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Operation Pedro Pan was the name given to the 22-month clandestine program involving the political exodus of more than 14,000 Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad — the government assuming legal guardianship of their children— Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied (minor) children to the United States.


Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Creating mental maps are useful tools for clarifying assumptions and comprehension of a given place. This lesson affords students the opportunity to reflect on their own neighborhood and consider how cultural, social, and economic components influence its composition. They will also learn how early Spanish settlers helped to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic dimensions of Florida.


Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn who Ponce de León was, why he is an important figure in Florida’s history, and what an explorer is and does.


Forging Alliances Across Fronteras: Transnational Narratives Of Female Migration And The Family, Vanessa de Veritch Woodside 2012 University of New Mexico

Forging Alliances Across Fronteras: Transnational Narratives Of Female Migration And The Family, Vanessa De Veritch Woodside

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This dissertation examines the effects of transnational migration on women with particular attention to the (re-)negotiation of personal and cultural identity resulting from the adoption of novel roles within Chicana narratives of Mexican migration. Chapter One offers a historical background regarding the U.S.-Mexico border, (im)migration, and more specifically, women and migration, as well as an overview of pertinent Chicano migrant literature that serves as an appropriate point of departure for discussion of Chicana re-writings of such texts. This discussion offers border feminism as a framework for analyzing the representation of evolving feminine roles and familial configurations ...


La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford 2012 Buffalo State College

La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

A Sociocultural Model Lesson Plan centered on a folktale about the demise of Moctezuma. La Herida de Moctezuma comes from John Bierhorst's Cuentos Folclóricos Latinoamericanos. A Google search will yield an excerpt, but it is recommended that you use the entire tale. Targeted to Intermediate-High learners.


Héroes Y Corridos, Mark K. Warford 2012 Buffalo State College

Héroes Y Corridos, Mark K. Warford

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


The Afro-Brazilian Speech Of Calunga: Historical, Sociolinguistic, And Linguistic Considerations, Steven Byrd 2012 University of New England

The Afro-Brazilian Speech Of Calunga: Historical, Sociolinguistic, And Linguistic Considerations, Steven Byrd

Society, Culture and Languages Faculty Publications

Calunga is an Afro-Brazilian speech spoken primarily in and around Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, a rural town located in the western region of the state known as the Triângulo Mineiro. In the early 21st century, this Afro-Brazilian speech exists in a moribund state. The present article is an attempt to provide a basic overview regarding some of the historical, sociolinguistic, and linguistic considerations of this Afro-Brazilian speech community, and how it fits into the larger picture of the African legacy in Brazil in terms of language and culture.


Review Of Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, And Nations, Lee Joan Skinner 2012 Claremont McKenna College

Review Of Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, And Nations, Lee Joan Skinner

CMC Faculty Publications and Research

Recent years have seen the publication of several excellent collections of essays devoted to nineteenth-century Latin American cultural studies. Works such as Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, edited by Sara Castro-Klarén and John Charles Chasteen, and special numbers of journals such as Revista Iberoamericana’s issue on cultural change and periodical reading in nineteenth-century Latin America (January–March 2006), to adduce but two examples, have amplified our understanding of the complex ways in which hegemonic and nonhegemonic discourses functioned in the nineteenth century and how the divisions between elite and popular cultures were ...


Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano 2012 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Fencing Off Love/ Feeding Off Love: Men In Love And The Women They Distrust In Machado De Assis's Ressurreição And Dom Casmurro, Diana Anselmo-Sequeira 2012 University of California - Irvine

Fencing Off Love/ Feeding Off Love: Men In Love And The Women They Distrust In Machado De Assis's Ressurreição And Dom Casmurro, Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

As obras de Machado de Assis dramatizam as ansiedades vividas no seio da sociedade brasileira do fim de século XIX, especialmente as tensões sentidas entre uma masculinidade ameaçada e uma feminilidade emergente. Este artigo examina dois dos romances que melhor definem as mudanças estilísticas da vida literária de Machado - Ressurreição (1872), o seu primeiro livro moldado ao estilo europeu; e Dom Casmurro (1899, a obra que marcou a sua passagem para um tom único e realista. Analisando a complexa relação de despeito e ternura que instiga os principais pares amorosos retratados nestas duas obras, eu procuro argumentar que o que ...


The Legal And Social Repercussions Of The Media On The Sleepy Lagoon Trial And The Zoot Suit Riots, Lori Romero 2012 Scripps College

The Legal And Social Repercussions Of The Media On The Sleepy Lagoon Trial And The Zoot Suit Riots, Lori Romero

Scripps Senior Theses

People v. Zamora was a case that was decided on January 12, 1943, which led to the conviction and sentencing of five defendants guilty of assault, nine guilty of second degree murder, and three of first degree murder. This equals a total of seventeen convictions for the murder of one man, out of twenty two who were arrested. Along with those convictions, five women were arrested and, due mainly to their refusal to cooperate were sent to a woman’s reformatory (Barajas, 36). Yet there emerged many different problems that were relevant in this trial, which were brought about by ...


"La Venus Se Fue De Juerga Por Los Barrios Bajos": Nacho López, Mass Culture, And Modernity, Jenifer L. Caneschi 2012 University of Connecticut

"La Venus Se Fue De Juerga Por Los Barrios Bajos": Nacho López, Mass Culture, And Modernity, Jenifer L. Caneschi

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Secrets, Trauma, And The Memory Market (Or The Return Of The Repressed In Recent Argentine Post-Dictatorship Cultural Production)., Silvia Tandeciarz 2012 College of William & Mary

Secrets, Trauma, And The Memory Market (Or The Return Of The Repressed In Recent Argentine Post-Dictatorship Cultural Production)., Silvia Tandeciarz

Arts & Sciences Articles

Since the end of the last Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983), a number of feature-length films have engaged in the public debate over the legacies of state terrorism. El secreto de sus ojos (2009), Argentina's most recent Oscar winner, is the latest to do so, exploring the effects of more than a decade of impunity on those who lost their loved ones. Suggesting that restoration of a justice system that works can lead to the restoration of full civic engagement in a healthy body politic, the film raises important questions about citizenship and belonging in a post-national era. This essay explores ...


Latino/Latin American Muralism And Social Change: A Reflection On The Social Significance Of The Cold Spring Mural, Shannon McEvoy 2012 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Latino/Latin American Muralism And Social Change: A Reflection On The Social Significance Of The Cold Spring Mural, Shannon Mcevoy

Art Student Work

No abstract provided.


Film, Fashion And Fotografía: The Exoticism And Eroticism Of Female Victims In Juárez, Julia T. Scheibmeir Miss 2012 Scripps College

Film, Fashion And Fotografía: The Exoticism And Eroticism Of Female Victims In Juárez, Julia T. Scheibmeir Miss

Julia T Scheibmeir Miss

This thesis examines the phenomenon of feminicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the representation of female victims in U.S. and Mexican mainstream media and performance activism. Specifically analyzing representations of maquiladora workers and feminicide victims in film, fashion and photography, this thesis explores the simultaneous fetishization and devaluation of border women in patriarchal society. By broadening the base of pressure for justice, via performance and internet activism, misogynist governments and policies can and will change.


La Sociolinguistique Postcoloniale En Amérique Hispanophone Et En Afrique Francophone : Un Drame Linguistique En Deux Actes, Eva Valenti 2012 Scripps College

La Sociolinguistique Postcoloniale En Amérique Hispanophone Et En Afrique Francophone : Un Drame Linguistique En Deux Actes, Eva Valenti

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis analyzes the sociolinguistic situations in postcolonial Latin America and francophone North Africa (the Maghreb) through a comparative lens. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Spain and France’s differing colonial agendas and language ideologies affected the relationships between colonizer and colonized, and, by extension, the role that Spanish and French play(ed) in these regions after decolonization. Finally, it explores how Spain and France’s contemporary discourses frame colonial participation in the two languages’ development, and the psychological effects these ideologies have had on the formerly colonized.


Ni La Tierra, Ni Las Mujeres Somos Territorio De La Conquista, Adrienne Beitcher 2012 Scripps College

Ni La Tierra, Ni Las Mujeres Somos Territorio De La Conquista, Adrienne Beitcher

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis focuses on the effects of neoliberal economic and social policies in Bolivia and their role in the feminization of poor indigenous migration. The thesis argues that these neoliberal policies most deeply affect poor indigenous women in Bolivia forcing them to migrate in order to provide for their families. Through migration, women become transnational mothers ( mothers across national borders). Based on interviews conducted in both Bolivian and Argneinta with migrant women, the thesis uses the experiences of these women in order to examine both the short and long-term effects of this on "culture" and mother-child relationships as well as ...


Film, Fashion And Fotografía: The Exoticism And Eroticism Of Female Victims In Juárez, Julia T. Scheibmeir 2012 Scripps College

Film, Fashion And Fotografía: The Exoticism And Eroticism Of Female Victims In Juárez, Julia T. Scheibmeir

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines the phenomenon of feminicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the representation of female victims in U.S. and Mexican mainstream media and performance activism. Specifically analyzing representations of maquiladora workers and feminicide victims in film, fashion and photography, this thesis explores the simultaneous fetishization and devaluation of border women in patriarchal society. By broadening the base of pressure for justice, via performance and internet activism, misogynist governments and policies can and will change.


La Comercialización Del Turismo Étnico En Guatemala Y Marruecos, Michelle Diana Gloster 2012 Scripps College

La Comercialización Del Turismo Étnico En Guatemala Y Marruecos, Michelle Diana Gloster

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines the commercialization of ethnic tourism in Guatemala and Morocco in a postcolonial world. Addressing notions of authenticity, Western expectations of the ethnic tourism experience, and colonial portrayals of the Mayas and the Berbers, the thesis argues that the Guatemalan and Moroccan governments reduce their indigenous populations to ‘authentic’ living museums in their touristic promotions targeting Western tourists. Catering to Western tourists’ expectations, the Guatemalan and Moroccan governments perpetuate the stereotypes of their indigenous populations that were established during colonialism. Despite Guatemalan and Moroccan cultural repression of the Maya and the Berber populations, respectively, the governments exploit their ...


The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans 2012 Illinois Math and Science Academy

The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans

IMSA Great Minds Program ®

With the dramatic demographic growth of Latinos in the United States, a new form of communication has come to the fore: Spanglish, a hybrid tongue using elements from English and Spanish, yet having its own identity. Millions of people use it every day to speak as well as to read and write. Outside the country, in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spanglish is also a presence. But it is in this country where its effects are more palpable. Politicians, business big and small, religious organizations, and particularly the media employ it on a regular basis. What does the emergence of ...


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