Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2004

Journal or Book Title

Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

Volume

8

First Page

266

Last Page

268

DOI

10.1353/hcs.2011.0262

Abstract

A Spanish civilization and culture text for American undergraduates is difficult to write. No particular approach will appeal to all audiences whether it is organized thematically, historically, politically, geographically, etc. Espana: temas de cultura y civilizacion will not satisfy all readers, either. This textbook is directed at intermediate-advanced learners and is organized geographically, devoting each chapter to a particular Spanish autonomous community, though some chapters focus on two regions. The only difference with regard to that organization is Chapter 1, "Espana y la Comunidad Europea" and the final chapter, "Espana en el mundo." It needs to be stated from the outset that this text does not follow a historical pattern as many other civilization texts do. The textbook does include a rather short overview of Spain's history and is followed in each chapter with some references to certain historical events, but for the most part general Spanish history does not figure as a large component.

Comments

This book review is published as Gasta, C.M., Espana: temas de cultura y civilizacion. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. 8(2004); 266-268. Doi: 10.1353/hcs.2011.0262. Posted with permission.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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