Author: Marco Antonio Joven-Romero

How to obtain an official postgraduate in a Spanish University without leaving your city?

The establishment of postgraduate studies related to the Spanish language and cultures is of potential interest to Vietnamese students and society in their current circumstances. Here I dig into the motivations for these studies in Vietnam, sketch the general process for establishing postgraduate studies, the main challenges, and introduce a…

Should You Shut Up? Experts, Spectators, and Charlatans

People want to talk. And people want to talk more and more during crisis periods. And we are living a turbulent period now. So people are talking more and more, and most of the times they are not willing to listen. Of course, I am thinking about Covid-related issues -measures,…

Reggaeton: much more than a feminist matter

Abstract: Reggaeton is one of the main musical and cultural exponents of the Hispanic contemporary world. Feminist analysis and criticism are common, and the style itself is evolving. Here I defend that Reggaeton is not just a feminist issue, but a class phenomenon. In the attached clip, Spanish X-Factor judge…

You are as special as everyone else. Review of Daniel Bernabé’s “La trampa de la diversidad”

Joven-Romero, M.A. (2020). You are as special as everyone else. [Review of the book La trampa de la diversidad: cómo el liberalismo fragmentó la identidad de la clase trabajadora, by Daniel Bernabé] Tondol Beach (Pangasinan, The Philippines) is probably the most beautiful beach I have ever been to. Crystal waters,…

Minority Languages and Territorial Rights (ii): Languages and Migrations

Extract of Minority Languages and Territorial Rights, my first entry at the Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights, to be published soon: discussion on language policies and migrations. Joven-Romero, M. A. (Forthcoming 2020). Minority Languages and Territorial Rights. Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights. New York: Springer. Migrations affect the origin community,…

Territorial Rights and Minority Languages (i): Questioning the Territory-Language Link

Introduction of Territorial Rights and Minority Languages, my first entry at the Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights, to be published soon. Joven-Romero, M. A. (Forthcoming 2020). Minority Languages and Territorial Rights. Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights. New York: Springer. Abstract: Languages are commonly associated to territories as they are traditionally…

What is poverty?

Note: before reading this entry, I admit and state that I am a fickle kid who got everything he wanted from his parents, and who had never -or hardly ever- suffered any of these poverties I am talking about. Abstract: Meaning of poverty seems to be something easy and automatic.…
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