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  • Latin American Transculturation

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    In Latin America, African music and dance did not rise to prominence in an unadulterated form, but rather one transformed by interactions with European styles in a process known as transculturation. Such an intricate transmutation occurs when cultures exchange aspects, including music, language, or dance, and mutually influence each other in both beneficial and adverse ways. John Charles Chasteen explores this concept in profound detail throughout National Rhythms, African Roots wherein he explains

  • Latin American Geography

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    of life, economy and culture. The Panama Canal, Andes Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico all affect cultural differences in parts of Latin America. A few places impacted by geographical features are Panama, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, and Chile. The Panama Canal, the Andes Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico are a few of the recognizable natural landscapes in Latin America. These landmarks are part of what make these countries special. The Panama Canal runs through the isthmus of Panama and connects

  • Latin American Country

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    The United States is very interwoven with many Latin American countries, but most Americans don’t know how our actions in the U.S. effect the people living in these countries. Americans are positively impacting Latin America regions in the areas of tourism, immigration, and natural resources, but the U.S. is not making a positive impact in the area of drugs. Travel provides jobs for millions of people, immigration helps fill the job gap, consumption of natural resources helps to protect the environment

  • The American Of Latin America

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    In the 1920s and 1930s intellectuals and statesmen in Latin America began to adopt ideologies of race mixture in an effort to advance nation-building projects based on notions of inclusion and racial equality. These notions which where said to promote racial inclusivity included mestizaje. The ideology of mestizaje often times enabled exclusion through racial terms and marginalization. In order to grasp how such an ideology has created a paradoxical and contradictory outcome politically, economically

  • The Existence Of Latin American Culture

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    The question of what exactly Latin American culture is was brought up very early in the text. Does Latin American culture exist outside of the european spectrum it has been put in? Was there ever such a thing as latin american culture in the first place? Although this question sounds merely ignorant and condescending, it is in fact questioning the very existence of Latin American people in what is now known as the American Continent. According to Retamar, these questions of existence have to

  • Latin American Revolutions And The Colonization Of Latin America

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    separation of powers, and equality. These philosophers inspired revolution, or uprising against a mother country, in the United States, France, and eventually Latin America. The main influences on the Latin American rebellions were the Enlightenment ideas of of equality, self rule, and freedom. During the colonization of Latin America, a majority of Americanos faced discrimination and unjust social hierarchies. At the top were the peninsulares, composed of the richest citizens, bureaucrats

  • Zumb A Latin American Exercise

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    How was Zumba? Zumba is a Latin American exercise that was created in the mid-90s by a Colombian fitness instructor named Alberto "Beto" Perez. The fabrication of Zumba was accidental. It was stated that Perez arrived to teach his fitness class one day, and forgot his traditional aerobics music. So he used his Latin music that was available at the time and substituted it for that class (Murphy 2015). This improvised class was a hit to his students. Now Zumba is taught in gyms and studios all over

  • Latin American Culture : Culture, Culture And Culture In Latin America

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    In Latin American countries, they have a very unique culture. With their holidays, music, celebrations, and art, the countries in Latin America never cease to bring joy in people’s lives. Latin American culture is vastly different than other cultures in many ways. In Latin America, the languages of Spanish and Portuguese are dominant and most people speak them. However there are people who speak other languages as well. Latin America includes nineteen countries and several territories. There are

  • Latin American Independence Movements

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    movements in the countries of: India, Us, and Latin America have been different and some ways has also been similar. There were many similarities between the causes of the American Revolution in 1776 and the Latin American Wars of Independence beginning in 1810. From the time of Columbus and the late 15th century forward, the Spaniards and Portuguese called the peoples of theAmericas Indians. The causes for the independence movements throughout Latin America during the colonial period were both

  • Latin American Culture Essay examples

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    Latin American Culture Latin America represents 1/10 of the world's population, and geographically can be located from the land extensions of Mexico, until the Patagonia at Argentina. Some of the most relevant elements of today's culture in Latin America are; Religion, Values, Attitudes, Social structure, Social stratification, Language and Gift-giving hospitality. The predominant religion throughout history in Latin America has been Catholicism. From big cities to small villages, churches, basilicas