A standard text in Latin American culture courses, this unique collection of diverse readings and exclusive interviews focuses on the dynamic tension between tradition and change in contemporary Latin American culture from the Caribbean to Central and South America, including Brazil. The thematic approach of Tradición y cambio highlights key issues in Latin American culture; the selections explore how those issues (such as urbanization or the changing role of the family) alter, enrich, or confound the traditional cultural values and institutions.
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Denis Lynn Daly Heyck is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches Latin American Literature and Culture. She has published a book of oral histories, Life Stories of the Nicaraguan Revolution (Routledge, 1990), and an anthology on Latino cultures in the Unied States, Barrios and Borderlands (Routledge, 1994). She is co-author of the Destinos professional supplements Spanish for educators and Spanish for Social Services (McGraw-Hill, 1993). Professor Heyck is currently working on a book about the relationship between cultural survival and environmental sustainability in several Latin American communities. Her book reviews appear in Hispania and Choice. She received her Ph.D. from the University of London.
María Victoria González-Pagani is currently Chair of the Foreign Language Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Previously, she was Spanish Language Coordinator at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her special interests include language teaching methodology, Spanish syntax, computer-assisted foreign language instruction, and Latin American cultural studies, especially women's issues. Miss González- Pagani attended the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, and received her M.A. in Applied and Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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