Culturas de España is an innovative Spanish culture textbook that addresses the changes and needs in the teaching and learning of Spanish culture in the twenty-first century. Designed to encourage critical thinking about traditional notions of culture, the text examines the major historical periods and cultural movements of Spain from prehistoric times to present day. It is suitable for learners of Spanish in the fifth semester and beyond. While most texts present “civilization” as a neutral recounting of historical facts, events, and data, Culturas de España reflects current scholarship in its examination of history, culture, and civilization as concepts under constant revision and manipulation. Using authentic texts and visual materials, Culturas de España encourages students to engage in critical inquiry into the themes that unify Spain’s history across the centuries.
|State||Published - 2003|