Culture and Customs of Brazil
Greenwood Press, 1. jaan 2003 - 195 pages
Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's "bigness" means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
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