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Alimentación, gastronomía, cultura y hábitos alimenticios: una bibliografía anotada

Sala Hispánica de Lectura

Staff in the Hispanic Reading Room help researchers find materials on and from the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and persons with Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas—including U.S. Latinos.  We provide materials held in the General Collections for anyone with a Reader Identification Card and we assist in finding resources in other divisions of the Library.

El personal de la Sala Hispánica de Lectura asiste a investigadores para localizar materiales en y sobre el Caribe, América Latina, España y Portugal; las culturas indígenas de esas areas, y personas con herencia portuguesa o española en África, Asia, Oceanía y las Américas - incluyendo las poblaciones latinas en los Estados Unidos de América. Brindamos acceso a materiales custodiados en nuestras Colecciones Generales para cualquier persona con un Carnet de Registro de Lector, y a su vez, le asistimos en la búsqueda de recursos en otras divisiones de la Biblioteca.

¡Personal Bibliotecario le puede ayudar! Contáctanos por medio de Ask a Librarian, correo electrónico o llamando al 202-707-5397 Contact us via Ask a Librarian, e-mail or call 202-707-5397.

Our Unique Services

The Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) is a selective bibliography annotated by professors of anthropology (archeology and ethnology), art, geography, government and politics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, political economy, and sociology; and edited by librarians in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress. It simplifies scholarly research on Latin America by identifying scholarly books, journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, book chapters, maps and atlases, and electronic resources (blogs, websites, online videos, etc.).

El Manual de Estudios Latinoamericanos (HLAS - siglas en ingles) es una compilación de bibliografías anotadas selectas escritas por profesores de antropología (arqueología y etnología), arte, geografía, política y gobierno, historia, relaciones internacionales, literatura, música, filosofía, economía política y sociología; y es una publicación editada por bibliotecarios de la Sala de Lectura Hispánica de la Biblioteca del Congreso. Simplifica la investigación académica sobre América Latina al identificar libros, artículos de revistas académicas, actas de conferencias y ensayos, capítulos de libros, mapas, atlases, y recursos electrónicos (blogs, portales web, videos en línea, etc).

The PALABRA Archive is a collection of audio recordings from Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx poets and prose writers reading from their works. It includes major 20th century writers like: Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Angel Asturias, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, Zee Edgell, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Amado, and Nélida Piñón; as well as contemporary writers like José Luiz Passos, Carmen Boullosa, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and Julia Alvarez.

El Archivo de la PALABRA es una colección de grabaciones de audio de poetas y autores de españoles, portugueses, latinoamericanos, caribeños y latinxs en los EEUU, leyendo sus escritos. Incluye autores reconocidos del siglo 20, tales cómo: Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, Zee Edgell, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Amado y Nélida Piñón; así como autores contemporáneos como José Luiz Passos, Carmen Boullosa, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Laurie Ann Guerrero y Julia Alvarez.

La Biblioteca is series of podcasts from the Hispanic Reading Room exploring of the collections of the Library of Congress that focus on the cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Hispanic community in the United States. Listen to a sample podcast below.

La Biblioteca es un podcast creado por la Sala Hispánica de Lectura en el que se exploran las colecciones de la Biblioteca del Congreso, enfatizando as culturas de España, Portugal, América Latina, El Caribe, y la comunidad Hispana en los Estados Unidos. Puede escuchar una muestra de un episodio en el siguiente enlace.

The Hispanic Reading Room sponsors a wide range of public programs, research orientations, and literary events throughout the year.

La Sala de Lectura Hispánica auspicia una variedad de actividades, orientaciones para investigación, y eventos literarios durante el año.

Hispanic Studies Research Guides

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS): A Resource Guide

Since 1936, HLAS has made scholarly research on Latin America more easily accessible by working with researchers to identify and describe books, journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, book chapters, maps and atlases, and electronic resources

The PALABRA Archive at the Library of Congress

This guide provides access to the PALABRA Archive, a collection of audio recordings of poets and writers from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, the Caribbean, and from other regions with Luso-Hispanic heritage reading from their works.

Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined

This research guide answers a recent call to action in Haitian studies to engage historical sources in centering Haitian cultural and historical contributions to Black liberation movements in the United States and Latin America.

Yo Soy (I am): The Historical Trajectory of Language in Puerto Rico

This guide provides access to an array of resources on language and identity in Puerto Rico, including digitized primary source materials in a wide variety of formats, books, periodicals, and online databases.

El Archivo de la Palabra de la Biblioteca del Congreso

Una guía para facilitar el acceso al Archivo de la Palabra de la Biblioteca de Congreso.

Latinx Studies: Library of Congress Resources

This guide provides curated Library of Congress resources for researching LatinX Studies, including digitized primary source materials in a wide variety of formats, books and periodicals, online databases, and research strategies.

Puerto Rico's Plantation Economy: Snapshots from the Library of Congress

This research guide provides access to historic photographic and film documentation, as well as related print and electronic resources, illustrating the 20th century efforts to transform Puerto Rico from a plantation to an industrial economy.

“El Otro Lado” (The Other Side): Border Art Histories of the MexiCali Biennial

This guide explores the work of artists, curators, and collectives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on artistic interventions that activate the border itself and make and/or unmake anew what we traditionally consider a “piece” of art.

“El Otro Lado” (The Other Side): Geographies, Boundaries, and Imaginations of Space

Borders can be mapped as palimpsests both geographically and linguistically, or as areas that shift ecologically and ideologically. In this guide, explore the histories, belief systems, and landscapes that characterize the U.S.- Mexico border.