Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. 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.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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official language of seven countries and is an unofficial language in several
enclaves in China , India , and North America . Portuguese was declared a “
critical language ” by the U . S . Department of Education in 1958 , meaning that it
As the son of two American citizens , he was entitled to American citizenship and
an American passport , but he first had to be registered in the Portuguese Civil
Registry . I took the necessary papers to the Registry , where the clerk cautioned
Milleret. An American family arrives on a beautiful deserted Brazilian beach to
camp . Later that afternoon a Brazilian family arrives to camp at the same beach .
Q : Where does the Brazilian family put their tent ? A : Right next to the Americans
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