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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Fortaleza BRAZIL ncisco Recife Araguaia São Francs PERU Salvador Brasília
parana BOLIVIA Goiânia Belo Horizonte PARAGUAY São Paulo Rio de Janeiro
CHILE Curitiba . Porto Alegre ARGENTINA URUGUAY 0 200 400 MILES 600
is also an increasingly popular destination for tourists . Its beautiful colonial
buildings and white beaches stand in contrast to the Alagados , the largest stilt
slum in the country . The two largest cities in the Center - West are Brasília and
The idea was at least 200 years old , but Kubitschek viewed it as more than a
dream , and in 1960 he inaugurated Brasília , Brazil ' s third capital and the
crowning achievement of his administration . It was a costly venture , since the
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